The Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) was founded in 1961 as one of five regional organizations of the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). WACES counts among its members professionals and students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as well as Pacific Rim countries.
WACES seeks to advance the education, credentialing, and supervision of counselors. The association advocates for a multicultural approach that honors diversity and promotes the mastery of knowledge, skills, and competencies of its members who work in guidance, counseling, and student personnel services in all settings of society. Please visit the ACES for more information about our national association. The Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2075. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WACES is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.