What’s New?

Check under the What’s New tab for the Conversion Policy and 2009 Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program standards.

The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

CORE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). CORE accredits graduate programs that provide academic preparation for a variety of professional rehabilitation counseling positions.

CORE changed the scope of its accreditation in 2008 to include undergraduate programs. The Committee on Undergraduate Education (CUE) became the Commission on Undergraduate Standards and Accreditation (CUSA). Undergraduate accreditation is granted to eligible programs within the United States and Puerto Rico. CORE does not accredit programs outside the United States and Puerto Rico. 

The CORE accreditation process promotes:

  • The effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities
  • Continuing review and improvement of master's degree level RCE Programs
  • Program self-improvement based on outcome-oriented data obtained from feedback from graduates, students, and employers
  • Meeting the personnel needs of both public and private rehabilitation agencies
  • Providing graduates who have the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to provide rehabilitation counseling services to individuals with physical, mental, and/or emotional disabilities.