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CRC Exam Eligibility Category R - A Tremendous Opportunity for Employers
- Enables a broader range of employee backgrounds to attain CRC credential
- Saves time and money in attaining CRC credential
- Provides a mechanism for public agencies to meet CSPD
Category R expands certification eligibility through attainment of a post-graduate advanced certificate or degree in lieu of a second Master's degree in Counseling or Rehabilitation Counseling. Qualified individuals with advanced degrees in thirteen areas of study may be eligible to sit for the CRC Exam, providing they meet the additional coursework and employment requirements as detailed on pages 9-10 of the CRC Certification Guide.
CRCC has compiled a list of universities that have developed (or are developing) post-graduate certificate or degree programs, via both on-campus and distance education formats, to support Category R requirements. View or Print Category R - University List
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CRCC Desk Reference - An Invaluable Resource for Ethics Training
The CRCC Desk Reference on Professional Ethics, released in January 2010, is a comprehensive resource that goes well beyond the new 2010 Code, providing additional ethics resources and research for rehabilitation counseling employers, supervisors, and employees. Comprised of updated and new training scenarios, cross-referenced advisory opinions, research on contemporary decision-making paradigms, a reference list of seminal articles, an annotated bibliography, a comprehensive set of appendixes, and the complete new 2010 Code, it is a critical guide and an invaluable resource to ethical practice in today's changing world.
The Importance of the CRC Credential
In today's cost-sensitive health care environment, research has shown that certified practitioners achieve better outcomes for their clients. The designation of Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) is a respected, well-recognized credential for individuals who provide rehabilitation counseling services, establishing for employers a standard level of competency for employee hiring and evaluation.
Rehabilitation counselors who obtain the CRC credential are counselors who possess the specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to collaborate in a professional relationship with people who have physical, mental, developmental, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities.
Additionally, ongoing CRCC research and evaluation provides the foundation for timely review and updating of CRC Exam and CRCC Policies and Procedures, including the Code of Professional Ethics. Thus, counselors with the CRC credential also embody the best and most current practices within the constantly changing field of rehabilitation counseling.
By hiring a CRC, employers are assured that this employee:
- Has demonstrated specialized knowledge in working with individuals with disabilities to achieve their personal, social, psychological and vocational goals.
- Adheres to the highest professional and ethical standards, including the Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors.
- Has met respected national standards for rehabilitation counseling.
- Is committed to continuous learning and upgrading of skills.
Visit "Locate a CRC" on this website to find CRCs in specific geographic locations and/or based on areas of specialization.
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The CRC Credential
The CRC is the premier credential among rehabilitation counselors. Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the CRC Certification Program ensures certificants are of good moral character, meet nationally accepted standards of quality in their practice, and have the requisite educational and professional background.