The nationally recognized accrediting body for counseling programs is the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Because this program is new, it is not accredited by CACREP. It is the policy of CACREP to accredit programs that have graduated at least one cohort of students.
The program has been intentionally designed around the CACREP standards and the college will apply for accreditation as soon as the program is eligible. Please know this is a declaration of our intentions, not a guarantee of accreditation.
Students in a program seeking accreditation shall be considered graduates of a CACREP program if they receive their degree within eighteen (18) months prior to when accreditation is conferred.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).