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A Brief History

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) developed a number of standards and accreditation-related documents that allowed then to conduct voluntary accreditation of counseling programs.


ACES  approached the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA, a pre-cursor to ACA) about cooperative accreditation efforts and the result was the establishment of CACREP in 1981.