Accreditation for Counseling Programs
The PhD in Counseling Program and the Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Programs in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marital, Couple and Family Counseling, and School Counseling specializations are nationally accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Accreditation is a process whereby an educational institution (and/or a program within an educational institution) is assessed for educational quality based on already developed standards. Accreditation also serves as a statement to the public that an institution and/or its programs are committed to educational quality.
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is the premier national accreditation for Counseling Programs and signifies that the accredited program meets the highest standards of the counseling profession. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) does not accredit EdS programs.
CACREP Program Outcomes Report: CACREP requires an annual report to inform prospective students and the public about our program. Barry University's CACREP programs reports the following Vital Statistics data: (a) number of program graduates from the past year, (b) completion rate, (c) licensure or certification examination pass rate (as appropriate), and (d) job placement rate.
This prestigious distinction is most helpful to our students, who are seeking field placements and professional employment in today's competitive job market.
Graduates of Barry's Counseling Program are eligible to take the examination to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.
Accreditation of Bahamas Programs
National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas (NAECOB)
The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council (NAECOB) is responsible for registering and accrediting primary schools, secondary schools, post-secondary schools, and any institution or provider that offers training in The Bahamas. The following counseling programs are accredited by NAECOB in The Bahamas for both face-to-face and online delivery:
Courses for Florida licensure
If you obtained a license or completed your graduate work in another state, you may need additional coursework that is required for Florida licensure. You can enroll as a ‘non-degree seeking’ student and complete your required coursework.
Similarly, if you are interested in taking additional coursework for professional development you can select coursework that meets your needs and complete them as a non-degree seeking student.