Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.  As a CHEA recognized accreditor, CACREP’s approved scope of accreditation includes the review of 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. CACREP is also a founding member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and holds full membership status with the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

The mission of CACREP is to promote the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through the development of preparation standards, the encouragement of excellence in program development, and the accreditation of professional preparation programs.

In implementing that mission, the CACREP Board bases its actions on the following set of core values

  • Advancing the counseling profession through quality and excellence in counselor education;
  • Ensuring a fair, consistent, and ethical decision-making process;
  • Serving as a responsible leader in protecting the public;
  • Promoting practices that reflect openness to growth, change, and collaboration; and
  • Creating and strengthening standards that reflect the needs of society, respect the diversity of instructional approaches and strategies, and encourage program improvement and best practices.

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets the standard for quality rehabilitation counseling services through its internationally recognized certification program. Individuals passing the voluntary certification examination become qualified as Certified Rehabilitation Counselors, or CRCs. To maintain the CRC designation, individuals are required to renew their certification every 5 years, either through re-examination or by meeting specific ongoing educational requirements. The CRC Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

The CRCC is the world’s largest rehabilitation counseling organization with over 17,000 current certificants. While the vast majority of Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs) practice in the United States, Certified Rehabilitation Counselors also practice in numerous other countries worldwide and in Canada as Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CCRCs).

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM), is the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA) central repository for training resources in vocational rehabilitation. The NCRTM offers the vocational rehabilitation and education communities, grantees, researchers, trainers and practitioners the opportunity to gain visibility for their work, while contributing new knowledge to their specific fields.

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) mission is to provide leadership and resources to assist state and other agencies in providing vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other services to individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and integration into the community and the competitive labor market.

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