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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
 
Board
Board of Counseling
 
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Requirement for CACREP accreditation for educational programs
Stage NOIRA
Comment Period Ends 7/1/2015
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6/18/15  10:44 pm
Commenter: Janelle Schlichtcroll, Virginia Commonwealth University

Support For CACREP Standards
 

I support the amendment that will require applicants to be graduates of CACREP/CORE accredited counseling programs in order to be licensed as a professional counselor. I think it is extremely important that counseling programs have standards that provide consistency and meet the CACREP standards. I think these standards help produce well-rounded and knowledgeable counselors. I believe clients should be able to easily identify what standards and training their counselors have completed and CACREP accreditation can help provide that. I do not believe this amendment should impact those who are currently practicing. I think it is important to make others aware of this amendment so that they can seek out programs that meet these requirements. 

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