USM's Counseling program maintains the highest professional standards through program accreditation and licensing, as well as through professional development and involvement with national and state organizations. The Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling specialties hold accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) through October, 2018.
The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.C. degree) track within the Counselor Education program holds joint accreditation by the Council Accrediting Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) meeting respective Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Standards through October 31, 2023.
The rehabilitation counseling program holds full accreditation from the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The period of approval is from July, 2016 through October, 2023.
Members of the public interested in such information as student enrollment and graduates should access the "Factbook" information available on the USM Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website, http://www.usm.maine.edu/oira. Related information on numbers of students eligible for state certification and the National Counseling Examination is available by contacting the Department of Counseling, Adult & Higher Education at (800) 800-4USM, ext. 5316, TTY: (207) 780-5646. Members of the public also may submit requests for information at http://usm.maine.edu/counselor-education/contact-us