The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Program (CACREP) is the independent agency that accredits graduate programs in addiction counseling; career counseling; clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple, and family counseling; school counseling; and student affairs and college counseling.

As an independent agency that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, CACREP ensures the quality and reputation of counseling programs in higher education. CACREP accredited programs reflect the highest standards in counselor education. Only a handful of Texas Master’s programs in counseling have met these standards.

The UTRGV Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).