Accreditation and Licensing
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Counseling Program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is relatively new. Yet the curriculum is designed to meet the national accreditation standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Although the Counseling Programs are NOT currently CACREP accredited, our self-study has been reviewed for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and the School Counseling Program, and we have been approved for an accreditation site visit in April 2023 to review these two programs. (School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs are the only ones currently being considered for CACREP accreditation - in that these are the only ones that currently have graduates.)
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Addictions Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, and Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling degrees are all designed to meet the Utah State Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) licensure requirements.
The School Counseling degree has been designed to meet the Utah State Board of Education’s School Counselor Requirements.
The Dual-Degree in Mental Health and School Counseling is designed to do both.
The School Counseling Certificate program has also been designed to meet the Utah State Board of Education’s School Counselor Requirements.
The Mental Health Counseling Certificate program has also been designed to flexibly address individual requirements for licensure as a professional mental health counselor.
While the Addictions Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, and Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling degrees are designed to satisfy the CMHC License in Utah (and LPC, LPCC, and LMHC in other states), additional licenses or certifications can be obtained, such as Master Addictions Counselor, and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. It should be noted that the Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling program is designed around the CACREP model and NOT around the COAMFTE training model. Thus, while becoming licensed as an MFT may be possible in some states, it should not be expected.
Even if a student is admitted into and completes the requirements of the program, this DOES NOT guarantee that the appropriate external agency (DOPL or USBE) will grant a license. However, Faculty will support and advise as outlined in the endorsement policy. If students wish to become licensed in a particular state or jurisdiction they should review the applicable licensure requirements.
NBCC maintains a directory of State Licensure Boards. Please review it here.
ACA also maintains a list. Review it here.
ASCA maintains a directory of State Certification/Licensure Requirements for School Counselors. Review it here.