The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is an accrediting body for counseling programs. It is an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CACREP accredited programs define quality for counselor preparation. CACREP is dedicated to (1) encouraging and promoting the continuing development and improvement of counselor preparation programs, and (2) preparing counseling and related professionals to provide service consistent with the ideal of optimal human development. More information can be found at www.cacrep.org.
Accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of the counselor education offered by Denver Seminary has been evaluated extensively and meets standards set by and for the profession. You can be assured that appropriate knowledge and skill areas will be included that are necessary for entry into the professional counseling field. Students graduating from CACREP accredited programs have been found to have higher level counseling skills and knowledge (www.cacrep.org/FAQforStudents.html). CACREP accredits the counseling licensure programs of Denver Seminary.