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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Requirement for CACREP accreditation for educational programs
Comment Period Ends 7/1/2015
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6/2/15  12:57 am
Commenter: Janet Jones

Requirement for Professional Counselors to graduate from CACREP Accredited Programs

CACREP is a good accrediting program, and it is the first one we instituted, but it is not the only one, and it is not any better than the other two currently available. It is simply different than the other two. Requiring CACREP accredited programs for counselors will do an injustice to the people of the state; both clients who are in need of competent, qualified professional counselors and counselors from other programs who are ready, willing and ready to competently serve client's needs.  All our competent professional counselors are needed to effectively serve the needs of the state, and all those prepared to provide these services have a right to practice.

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