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We are proud that the University of Wyoming's Counseling programs on-campus in Laramie fully meet accreditation standards through 3/30/20. CACREP is the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. University of Wyoming-Casper Master's in Counseling program is fully CACREP equivalent at this time submitting a self-study for full accreditation as of summer 2018 with the CACREP site visit approved and scheduled for March 2019. CACREP Accreditation defines quality assurance for counselor preparation programs.
CACREP is the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. CACREP Accreditation defines quality assurance for counselor preparation programs.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes graduates of CACREP accredited programs as mental health specialists with the Veterans Health Administration. The Department of Defense will require a CACREP accredited degree to obtain the TRICARE certified mental health counselor credential after December 31, 2016, and only licensed professional counselors with a CACREP accredited degree may be employed by the Army Substance Abuse program. Lastly, the high level of training standards for CACREP accredited programs help graduates score significantly higher on the National Counselor Examine (NCE) annually (retrieved from www.cacrep.org as compared to graduates from non-accredited programs.
The vision of CACREP is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation though the accreditation of counseling and related educational programs. As an accrediting body, CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse and complex society. CACREP is dedicated to (1) encouraging and promoting the continuing development and improvement of preparation programs, and (2) preparing counseling and related professionals to provide service consistent with the ideal of optimal human development.