Message from CACREP Board Chair

Dear Counseling Community, The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted our world, nation, and profession into an unparalleled era. It has tested our strength, innovation, and resilience. The CACREP Board of Directors and staff continue to vigilantly monitor this ever-evolving situation; seek to be as accommodating as possible within the parameters of the CACREP standards; and respond... Read More


Moratorium on Site Visit Overrides

The CACREP Board of Directors (BOD) is placing a moratorium, effective immediately, on the procedural ability for a program to override not being recommended during the initial desk review to proceed to site visit planning. The recommendation from the initial reviewers during the desk review to proceed or not to a site visit is the... Read More


Federal Requirement for Professional Licensure Disclosure

A new federal rule went into effect on July 1, 2020 that requires all institutions of higher education, receiving federal financial aid, to inform students if they will be qualified to practice in the state where they are situated upon graduation. This rule is applicable to every profession that requires a license to practice in... Read More


Board Openings Beginning 2021

CACREP will be selecting new Board members for five year terms beginning July 1, 2021. Two Counselor Educator positions will be filled along with one Public Member. The deadline for application is October 30, 2020. For more details see: CACREP Board CE Member Position Opening 2021 Applicants for the Counselor Educator position must be employed... Read More


CACREP Site Visit Planning Update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CACREP cancelled all In-Person Site Visits (IPVs) scheduled for Spring 2020. CACREP is temporarily and selectively offering to eligible counseling programs approved for site visit planning the option to participate in a virtual site visit (VSV) in lieu an in-person visit (IPV). The VSVs will emulate to the extent... Read More


Public Notice of Accreditation Decision: January 2020

The Board met on January 16-18, 2020 and made the following January 2020 Accreditation Decisions Read More


CACREP Response to COVID-19

CACREP is closely monitoring the information emerging regarding the spread and scale of the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on Counseling programs and scheduled site visits. *NEW* Special Annoucement on the Moratorium on Site Visit Overrides click here To read about Internship Accommodations Report click here For FAQs about the Internship Accommodations Report click... Read More


New Board Members Selected

At the January 2020 meeting in San Diego, the CACREP Board selected 3 new Board members. Margaret Glenn from West Virginia University Bita Rivas from California State University Sacramento Christopher Schmidt from Villanova University in Pennsylvania The three will begin their term on July 1, 2020 Read More


Another ACES/CACREP Webinar

Writing a Self-Study to the Intersection of CACREP, ASCA SPA, and CAEP Standards. ASCA, a Specialized Professional Association (SPA), under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and has developed school counselor preparation curricula content standards, with a process to review programs and grant national recognition which in turn facilitates unit accreditation by... Read More


CACREP Has Moved

CACREP has moved to a new office space just a few blocks away from our previous office. If you have our address in your records be sure to update it to: 500 Montgomery St., Ste350 Alexandria, Virginia 22314. In the future our new space will allow us to offer additional training to counseling program faculty... Read More