Northern Kentucky University is fully regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The education programs as well as the School Counseling Program is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Counseling Programs (School and Clinical Mental Health) are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP) was developed by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) to respond to a growing request for an international recognition review process for counsellor education programs around the world. NKU IRCEP Certificate