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The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities by:
- Promoting quality rehabilitation counseling services to individuals with disabilities through the certification of rehabilitation counselors.
- Providing leadership in advocating for the rehabilitation counseling profession.
CRCC sets the standard for quality rehabilitation counseling services through its internationally recognized certification program. CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) and CCRC (Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) designations indicate a higher level of specialized education and training, a thorough understanding of key competency standards based on current practices in the field, adherence to the Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors, and an ongoing commitment to continuing education.
Be sure to look for the CRC or CCRC designation when working within the rehabilitation counseling community. In fact, use the “Locate a CRC” directory search feature on this site to find a CRC/CCRC in your desired area.
Rehabilitation Counselors Rock in ACA Counselor Compensation Study
In a recent study conducted by the American Counseling Association (ACA), Rehabilitation Counselors were named the highest paid specialty in the counseling profession and earn better overall benefits.
According to the ACA study:
- Rehabilitation Counselors are the most highly paid counseling specialty on average.
- Rehabilitation Counselors earn over $13,000 more than Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, or Community Counselors on average.
- Rehabilitation Counselors receive better overall benefits – employee retirement plan, medical coverage, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability – than other professional counselors.
To view the executive summary of the Counselor Compensation Study, click here.