Spots Available at the September 28 Self-Study Workshop at NCACES

There are spots available for the September 28 in-person Self Study workshop at the NCACES conference in Omaha Nebraska. This hands-on workshop, designed for new applicants or programs that have limited knowledge of and/or experience with the CACREP process, will address the process of preparing to write your CACREP Self-study. It covers the initial planning... Read More


Draft 4 of the CACREP 2024 Standards

The CACREP Standards Revision Committee (SRC) is pleased to disseminate Draft 4 of the CACREP 2024 Standards. This is the final draft for public comment. Draft 4 includes all sections: The Learning Environment, Academic Quality, Foundational Counseling Curriculum, Professional Practice, Entry-level Specialized Practice Areas, and Doctoral Standards. A copy of Draft 4 of the CACREP... Read More


Public Notification of Accreditation Decisions: July 2022

The Board met on July 7-9, 2022 and made the following July 2022 Accreditation Decisions. Read More


Interested in entering the 2022-2023 CACREP and CSI co-sponsored Leadership Essay Contest?

For this year’s Leadership Essay Contest, you will be asked to view three Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) webinars that focus on how legislation can impact counselor identity. Once completed you should consider the issues addressed in the webinars or search for legislation relevant to professional counselor identity and then respond to these three prompts: What... Read More


Chi Sigma Iota and CACREP Leadership Essay Contest Winners 2021-2022

The results are in for the 9th Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) and CACREP co-sponsored Leadership Essay Contest. This past year’s participants were asked to respond to the following question, “How is a profession that has evolved for a face-to-face world required to change in a world that is moving towards being digital as a norm?”.... 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


CACREP Seeking Board Members

CACREP is looking for three new members of the Board of Directors for terms beginning July 1, 2023.  This year a new Director will be chosen for each of the three categories – Counselor Educator, Practitioner, and Public Member. Please see the announcement and application forms below.  The deadline to apply is October 30, 2022.... Read More


Automatic COVID Extensions End

The COVID-related automatic extension of time to accreditation for programs in site visit planning will end on July 15, 2022. CACREP will revert to its usual practice of handling extensions administratively and of programs formally submitting to the CACREP Board a request for an extension of time to accreditation. Read More


Online Definitions in Directory

CACREP is making changes in the directory listing for some programs. Traditionally, CACREP defined an online program as one in which over 50% of the coursework could be taken in an online format. With more students looking for remote learning options, we have changed our online program characteristics to include only those degree programs that... Read More


CACREP Establishes Closure/Teach-Out Procedures

For institutions that will be closing a part of their CACREP-accredited offerings, CACREP has established a new procedure for notification and reporting. This will cover all closures from a campus site to an institutional closure. The first step is submission of a Program Closure Substantive Change Notification, which alerts the CACREP office and provides basic... Read More