Accreditation

Credential

Meets educational requirements in California for License of Marriage and Family Therapy and License of Professional Clinical Counselor in California and is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. To be qualified for the License of Professional Clinical Counselor, students are required to take one additional 3-unit course titled “Vocational Counseling.” Further requirements are needed for licensure, including 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience as defined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and passing two licensing exams. Students are encouraged to review www.bbs.ca.gov to verify requirements before choosing to pursue the degree.

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students [1]

This institution is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer this degree program, this institution must meet the following requirements:

    • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
    • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by mm/dd/20___[2], and full accreditation by mm/dd/20___[3].

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

    • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
    • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

[1] 5, CCR 71775
[2] Two years from date of provisional approval – once granted
[3] Five years from date of provisional approval – once granted

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