North Carolina Central University has three programs accredited by the Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  Our Career programs, both online and on campus, School program, and Clinical Mental Health program are CACREP accredited and offer specific benefits for professional counselors.

There are many advantages for attending a CACPEP accredited program. 

These advantages ensure the identity of the professional counselor -- differentiating the counseling professional from other helping professions.  Graduates are assured of core educational requirements in professional orientation and ethics, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships, group work, assessment, and research and development as prescribed by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Even, T. A., & Robinson, C. R. (2013). The impact of CACREP accreditation: A multiway frequency analysis of ethics violations and sanctions. Journal of Counseling & Development, 91, 26-34.

Milsom, A., & Akos. P. (2007). National certification: Evidence of a professional school counselor? Professional School Counseling. 10, 346-351.


From CACREP's website: Why should I choose a CACREP-accredited program?