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SOC-OFE Doctoral Students - Field Experience Manual: State Licensure and Accreditation

State Licensure and Accreditation

The PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed counseling professional.

The PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program at Walden University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The program was designed to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by leading counselor education organizations.

Students needing postgraduate verification of practicum and internship hours on licensure application forms should submit requests to the field experience operations director (see Verification of Field Experience Hours for Licensure). All other licensure-related inquiries should be submitted to