As of Summer 2022, students will no longer purchase a blanket policy of Student Professional Liability Insurance through the University while in practicum and internship. CACREP requires that students have their own individual Professional Liability Insurance.
As a program, we are requiring that students purchase Student Professional Liability Insurance from one of several counseling organizations. Your liability insurance coverage will come with membership. You can join one of these organizations as a Student Member in order to receive the student discount price. Once you join, allow a few days before you are able to retrieve your Student Professional Liability Certificate of Insurance (COI). Please keep in mind that your membership is only granted for 1 year.
When submitting your MOA, please make sure to provide a PDF copy of your Student Professional Liability Certificate. You will need to make sure that your name and physical address are fully completed on the Student Professional Liability Insurance Certificate.
Listed below, you will find links to the various counseling organizations:
American Counseling Association
Student ACA members enrolled in a master’s level counseling program receive their professional liability insurance coverage compliments of ACA.
Current Annual Student Rate: $105.00
American School Counselor Association
Students enrolled in a Master’s level program that prepares School Counselors are eligible for student membership.
Current Annual Student Rate: $69.00
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Enrolled at least half-time in a graduate program in counseling or a related discipline.
Current Annual Student Rate: $84.00
The American Mental Health Counselors Association has a different process to accessing your Student Liability Insurance Certificate. Once you join, review the steps here to access your Certificate: https://www.amhca.org/members/liabilityinsurance