University of the Cumberlands, including its master's level addiction counseling degree program, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist and doctorate degrees. Initial accreditation date was 1964. Recent reaffirmation date was December 2016. Next reaffirmation date is Class of 2026. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of the Cumberlands. To view the current status of University of the Cumberlands, go to this link on the SACCOC website: http://www.sacscoc.org/details.asp?instid=24640
The Master's level Addiction Counseling Degree Online program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) that accredits counselor-preparation master’s degree programs. University of the Cumberlands is one of the only higher education institutions to offer CACREP-accredited programs online.
CACREP accreditation ensures that our programs meet national standards of quality and relevance to the profession. Addiction counseling degree program graduates benefit from a CACREP-accredited program because it can provide tremendous benefits for their future.