CACREP 2024 Standards Draft 2

The CACREP Standards Revision Committee (SRC) is pleased to disseminate DRAFT 2 of the CACREP 2024 Standards. Draft 2 includes all sections: The Learning Environment, Academic Quality, Foundational Curriculum, Professional Practice, Specialized Practice Areas, Doctoral Standards, and the Glossary. This draft reflects the SRC’s guiding principles of quality improvement and unified professional identity; consideration of... Read More


CACREP Award Recipients 2021

CACREP’s biennial awards were presented at the ACES Awards Luncheon at the national conference in Atlanta. The Martin Ritchie Award for Excellence in Advocacy recognizes individuals who engage in superlative advocacy efforts on behalf of CACREP and its vision, mission, and values, which ultimately serve to advance the counseling profession through quality and excellence in... Read More


Public Notification of Accreditation Decisions: July 2021

The Board met on July 8-10, 2021 and made the following July 2021 Accreditation Decisions Read More


Digitally Delivered Programs

The pandemic forced programs to rapidly pivot to delivering their programs by distance and integrating digital technology. With a new understanding of and appreciation for digital delivery, programs are seeking to make permanent changes that were made in the interim during the past year and a half. In order for programs to remain in good... Read More


Covid Flexibilities Expired

Covid-related flexibilities with regards to maintaining CACREP Standards and Policies expired on August 15, 2021. Effective August 16, 2021, programs must end all COVID-19 temporary accommodations and return to the status approved by CACREP as in their most recent CACREP accreditation decision letter. Programs will have a grace period until July 15, 2022 to return... Read More


CACREP Mourns Loss of Two Strong Supporters

CACREP is saddened by and mourns the loss of two strong supporters of CACREP and professional counselor education accreditation. We send our condolences to each of their families at this sad time. Dr. Robert L. Smith served on the CACREP Board from 1988 – 1991 for the National Career Development Association and from 1991 –... Read More


Board Openings Beginning 2022

CACREP Announces Board openings for two Counselor Educator positions and a Counseling Practitioner position beginning July 1, 2022.  Opportunities for Counselors and Counselor Educators to serve on the CACREP Board. The deadline for application is October 29, 2021. CACREP Board CE Member Position Opening 2022 Applicants for the Counselor Educator position must be employed full... Read More


2020-2021 Leadership Essay Contest: Co-sponsored by CACREP and CSI

For the seventh year, CACREP and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) have co-sponsored a Leadership Essay Contest. Our two organizations have a strong history of mutual support and cooperative relationships, with a dual focus on enhancing the counseling profession through recognition of excellence in our field. For the 2020-2021 Leadership Essay Contest, participants were invited to... Read More


ANNOUNCEMENT: Extension of Amnesty Deadline

The Covid-19 amnesty period is extended until August 15, 2021. During this time programs are not required to submit a Substantive Change report of accommodations,  for the following:  CACREP STANDARDS: 3.G    Practicum students complete at least 40 clock hours of direct service with actual clients that contributes to the development of counseling skills. 3.K    Internship... Read More


Covid-19 Special Report Quantitative Data Summary

CACREP thanks all program liaisons who completed the mandatory Covid-19 Special Report; shared the submitted information with all appropriate parties within your respective institutions; and secured the additional affirmation by your designated institution or program administrator. The Special Report serves to memorialize the specific impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on each program and the... Read More