CACREP and CORE entered into an historic affiliation agreement on July 12, 2013 whereby CORE willÂ become a corporate affiliate of CACREP. The agreement includes a process whereby programs that wishÂ to apply for accreditation under CACREPâs newly developed and adopted Clinical RehabilitationÂ Counseling program standards(to be implemented by CORE) will undergo a review process conductedÂ jointly by CACREP and CORE. As part ofthis agreement, CORE and CACREP will also continue to accreditÂ other programs within their respective scopes of practice.
CORE and CACREP are committed to working closely together to establish a framework for ensuring aÂ smooth transition for currently accredited programs that wish to be reviewed under these newÂ standards. Both organizations have also agreed to work towards recognition of programs accreditedÂ underthe Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling standards with regard to state licensure and federal hiringÂ eligibility. Until recognition ofÂ the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling standards is achieved, programsÂ accredited under these new standards will be permitted to hold dual accreditation status with CACREPâsÂ Clinical MentalHealth Counseling program standards.
CORE and CACREP have begun working on the details of the framework and will be releasing additional information in the early fall 2013. A processÂ is being developed for rehabilitation counseling programsÂ already training students for clinical counseling practice, as well as one forÂ those programs interested inÂ developing amore clinicallyâfocused program. Please visit the CORE or CACREP websites periodically at CACREP and CORE entered into an historic affiliation agreementÂ and www.cacrep.org to obtain the most updated information. InterestedÂ individuals are invited to attend sessions at the ACA, ACES,NCRE, AASCB, and other professionalÂ counseling conferences to learn more as the plan develops.