CORE and CACREP Sign Plan of Merger for Unified Accreditation Process

On July 20, 2015,  the counseling profession’s two major accrediting organizations – the Council on Rehabilitation  Education (CORE)  and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational  Programs (CACREP)  – signed a Plan of Merger Agreement.  The Plan, approved by both the CORE Board and CACREP Board at their respective summer meetings, represents several years of discussions on strengthening the counseling profession through the  establishment  of  a single unified accreditation process for counselor preparation programs. CORE and CACREP had entered into an historic  affiliation agreement in 2013 to accomplish this on behalf of all future counselors and their clients. The two organizations believe their vision for a unified counseling profession is better realized through a merger of both organizations.

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