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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  1:11 am
Commenter: Janet Jones, Retired Licensed Professional, Nationally Certified Counselor

Requirement for Professional Counselors to graduate from CACREP Accredited Programs

CACREP is a good accrediting program. It is the first one instituted, but it is not the only one, and it is not any better than the other two currently available. It is simply older, and 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. Many dedicated and highly qualified, competent counselors come from programs that are not CACREP accredited.  All competent professional counselors wanting to practice in the state are needed to serve the people's needs, and all those prepared to provide services have a right to practice.

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