RSA Scholar Program
CERTIFIED REHABILITATION COUNSELOR (CRC) CREDENTIAL
All RMHC graduates are eligible to apply for national certification with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Applicants must pass a national examination to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). The designation of Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) is an indication of an advanced level of specialized education and training, an adherence to rigid standards of ethical practice, and an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning. Rehabilitation counselors who have earned the CRC designation possess a marketable and valued credential that distinguishes them from other counseling professionals. CRC certification also establishes a recognizable point of differentiation with employers and clients that promotes consumer confidence and protection in the workplace.
- The CRC is the premier credential designed specifically for rehabilitation counselors. CRCC developed its credentialing process in an effort to enhance the quality of services delivered to individuals with disabilities.
- Rehabilitation Counselors who earn the designation of CRC must meet stringent eligibility requirements, including advanced education and work experience specific to serving individuals with disabilities. They must also pass the CRC Examination.
- Once certified, CRCs must adhere to a rigid Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors.
- CRCs must also demonstrate an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning by renewing their certification every 5 years through continuing education or re-examination. Participation in continuing education ensures that all CRCs continue to expand skills.
- CRCs stay current on leading edge changes within the field such as medical advancements, assistive technology applications, changes in employment law, and workplace and communication advancements.
Benefits of CRC Certification
- Earning your CRC certification means you possess a marketable and valued credential that distinguishes you from other counseling professionals.
- CRC certification establishes a recognizable point of differentiation with employers and clients who value an advanced level of specialized education and training, an adherence to rigid standards of ethical practice, and an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning.
- The CRC credential can lead to job placements, job advancement, salary advancement, and referrals from medical and non-medical professionals.
Code of Ethics
The standards of this mandatory code are intended to assure the public that the rehabilitation counseling profession accepts its responsibility to provide caring service to individuals with disabilities. All CRCs/CCRCs are bound to act in accordance with the Code.