CRC/CCRC Code of Ethics

CRCC Archived Ethics Webinars

If you missed the 2014 Ethics Webinar Series this spring, CRCC is now offering the same titles in an archived format. Receive up to six pre-approved credit hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Ethics and save money with multiple-webinar discounts!

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.

Top 10 Changes to the 2010 Code

CRCC has also compiled a list of the Top 10 most important changes to the 2010 Code. While this list is very helpful for a quick overview, it is by no means all-inclusive. All CRCs/CCRCs are bound to act in accordance with the new Code effective January 1, 2010 and as such, are strongly encouraged to fully read the new Code.

View or print Top 10 Changes to the Code

Joint Special Issue on Ethics

The latest Special Issue, A New Ethics Code as a Tool for Innovations in Ethical Practice, published in July 2010, focuses on the most important issues and Code changes in the newly revised Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (Code) and places these new standards within the information base, methodology, and context of writing this specific Code. Key topics addressed include beneficial relationships, multicultural and diversity influences, forensic and indirect practice, electronic and technological issues, and professional disclosure and informed consent.

For more information, including how to obtain this Special Issue, go to Joint Special Issue on Ethics

The CRCC Desk Reference on Professional Ethics is the most contemporary, authoritative, all-inclusive resource on ethics for rehabilitation counselors, employers, supervisors, educators, and students.  Going well beyond the 2010 Code, it provides extensive ethics research and resources to support sound, ethical practice and understanding in a clear, concise, user-friendly format.

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To view sample pages and for more details, go to CRCC Desk Reference.