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Why Attend an Accredited Program?

  • Be assured of the quality of your academic program.
  • Research shows CACREP graduates perform better on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).
  • Streamlines the licensure application process.
  • CACREP programs have been reviewed against
    professionally approved standards.
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Welcome to CACREP

CACREP/CORE Announcement October 2013

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Standards and Accreditation Process Now Available

CACREP and its corporate affiliate CORE have released the newly adopted Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Standards (ClRC) for immediate use by master’s degree counseling programs seeking to become accredited.  The standards can be found on the web at either www.cacrep.org or www.core-rehab.org.

Along with  the release of the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Standards, CACREP and its corporate affiliate CORE have developed a conversion policy that outlines  a process for 60 semester hour clinically-based programs that are currently accredited by CORE to seek dual accreditation as both a clinical rehabilitation counseling and a clinical mental health counseling program.  While it is the intent to develop additional processes for applying for accreditation as a Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program, currently only applications meeting criteria for the conversion policy process are being accepted for review.  The conversion policy is accessible at www.cacrep.org and www.core-rehab.org.

CACREP and its corporate affiliate CORE will be presenting details of their new agreement and processes at the ACES conference in October 2013, the NCRE conferences in November 2013 and March 2014, the AASCB conference in January 2014, and the ACA conference in March 2014.  Additional updates will be published on the CACREP and CORE websites, in ACA’s e-News and Counseling Today, as well as posted on CESNET, NCRE, and other counseling listservs.

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Standards 

Conversion Policy of Rehabilitation Counseling to Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

What is CACREP?

CACREP accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world.

This website is provided as a service to students who are looking for a counseling degree progam and to educators and practitioners interested in what it means to be a CACREP accredited program.


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CACREP Announces Fall 2013 Faculty RFP

CACREP is soliciting research proposals from counselor educators and researchers... read more>

CACREP Seeks Research Fellow Applicants for CRIGS Program

There will be two CRIGS Fellows selected for 2014. read more>

Draft #2 of the 2016 CACREP Standards is Released

CACREP has released Draft #2 of the CACREP 2016 Standards for review and feedback. read more>

2014 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes

CACREP encourages accredited programs to consider applying for the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 2014 Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. read more>

CACREP Board Position Announcement

CACREP posts the Position Announcement for the Board openings beginning July 1, 2014. read more>

CACREP 2012 Annual Report Now Available

CACREP is excited to announce the publication of its 2012 Annual Report which is being distributed as an informational resource for CACREP’s many stakeholders and constituency groups. read more>

CACREP Releases Merger Documents

The CACREP Board voted to release the archival documents relating to the failed 2007 Merger with the Council for Rehabilitation Education (CORE). read more>

New Tri-Care Regulations Will Require CACREP

Mental Health Counselors allowed to practice independently under Tri-Care On December 27, the Department of Defense released its requirements for independent practice for Mental Health Counselors under the Tri-Care System which serves more than 9 million military families and retirees. The new requirements include graduation from a CACREP accredited MHC or CMHC program. There is a grandfathering period which runs from now until December 31, 2014, which provides an alternative pathway, but starting January 1, 2015, all Mental Health Counselors hired through Tri-Care must be graduates of CACREP-accredited programs. read more>

New Equivalent Program Policy

A replacement policy was adopted in July 2011 that deals with equivalent programs. read more>

How to Write a CACREP Self-Study Workshop Sessions

The April 25, 2014 Workshop is full. read more>

Friday, March 28, 2014

CACREP Team Member and Team Chair Updates

This event is by invitation only, contact the CACREP office to register. read more>

Friday, March 28, 2014

CACREP Table Talk

Hilton Hawaiian Village Room: South Pacific 1 This is open at all attendees. read more>

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Joint Panel on Faith-based Programs

This session, ACES-CACREP Panel Discussion on Counselor Education at Faith-Based Institutions of Higher Education, is part of the ACES Day of Learning. Location is Room 324. read more>