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10.19.2020

Exciting News on Occupational Series and VA Hiring

New Law Opens the Federal Government to Mental Health Counselors. President Trump signed legislation (S. 785) mandating the creation of federal government classification for mental health counselors and encouraging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase hiring of the profession on October 17, 2020. National counseling organizations have spent almost 20 years seeking development... Read More

09.18.2020

Public Notice of Accreditation Decisions: July 2020

The Board met on July 9-11, 2020 and made the following July 2020 Accreditation Decisions Read More

08.13.2020

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

08.10.2020

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

07.16.2020

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

05.13.2020

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

04.01.2020

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

03.05.2020

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 Announcement on the Moratorium on Site Visit Overrides click here For FAQs about the Internship Accommodations Report click here To read about Practicum and Internship accommodations... Read More

02.11.2020

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

02.06.2020

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