CRC/CCRC Code of Ethics

The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) has adopted a Code of Professional Ethics that covers both its Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs) and its Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CCRCs). The standards of this mandatory code are intended to assure the community 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 the with Code.

Key Components of the CRC/CCRC Code of Ethics

  • The Counseling Relationship
  • Confidentiality, Privileged Communication, and Privacy
  • Advocacy and Accessibility
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Relationships with Other Professionals
  • Forensic and Indirect Services
  • Evaluation, Assessment, and Interpretation
  • Teaching, Supervision, and Training
  • Research and Publication
  • Technology and Distance Counseling
  • Business Practices
  • Resolving Ethical Issues


Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors
Effective January 1, 2010

View or Print Code of Professional Ethics
For Rehabilitation Counselors

Note: Copies of the CRC/CCRC Code of Ethics, effective January 1, 2010, obtained prior to December 9, 2009 contain a print errata in relation to Standard D.4.d.

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