Continuing Education

To maintain certification, CRCs and CCRCs must renew their certification every 5 years via continuing education or re-examination (CRCs only).

Continuing Education (CE)

The continuing education requirement mandates the following:

  • 100 hours of continuing education – including a minimum of 10 hours in Ethics - must be completed within the current five-year period.
  • Although professional development is NOT a requirement, if you take continuing education that falls in the area of professional development, a maximum of 50 hours out of the required 100 hours.
  • CRCs/CCRCs must also ensure that all CE activities for certification renewal fall within one or more designated Focus Areas outlined in the CRC/CCRC Criteria for Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Manual. Login to CRCCconnect and view CE Providers page which can be found under My CRCC Links.
  • All CE must be submitted through the CRCC website (see My Account).
  • Completion dates of CE hours (CEUs) submitted for the current renewal cycle MUST fall within certificant's current five-year period.
  • It is highly recommended that certificants submit continuing education hours as they are completed.
  • CRCC reviews all CRC/CCRC continuing education submissions for eligibility towards certification renewal.

Refer to specific information regarding CE criteria, documentation, and submission as detailed in CRC/CCRC Criteria for Certification Renewal and Continuing Education.

View or Print CRC/CCRC Criteria for Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Manual

CE from Other Vendors

Pre-Approved CE

Pre-approved CE programs have been reviewed and approved by CRCC as qualifying for CE credit in advance. As such, pre-approved CE programs require less documentation without submission fees. It is incumbent upon each CRC/CCRC to verify that CE programs have been pre-approved by CRCC. Pre-Approved CE must be submitted through the My CE Report (access this using CRCCConnect). Use the CE Providers link in My CRCC Links to see a list of pre-approved providers.

Please note: If you are seeking pre-approved ethics credit, please confirm with the provider that their course meets the CRCC ethics requirement before you enroll.

Post-Approved CE

CRCC will also approve continuing education activities for CRCs/CCRCs on a post-attendance basis. Such post-approval programs require a $18 fee per program. To secure CRCC approval after a program has been completed, submit an online Post-Approval CE Application along with documentation of the activity and the $18 fee per program review fee. Post-Approved CE must be submitted through the My CE Report link on your My Account page. Note:  post-approved activities will be deleted from the CE Report if review fees have not been paid within 45 days of being submitted.

For information concerning different categories of post-approval of CE credits, please see the CRC/CCRC Criteria for Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Manual.

Featured CE Providers

The following CE Providers have paid a fee to be listed directly on this website. This listing does not guarantee that the organizations have applied for pre-approval of all of their continuing education courses, seminars, or conferences. This list is provided by CRCC as an additional service to CRCs and CCRCs and is not meant as an endorsement of the programs or services the organization provides.

Contact Name: Matthew Hayman
Address: 12081 W Alameda Pkwy, Unit 426, Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone Number: 866-850-5999
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Company: Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
Contact Name: Jessica Runyon
Phone Number: 609-362-6509
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Company: American Schools Association
Contact Name: Carl M. Dye
Address: PO Box 577820, Chicago, IL 60657-7820
Phone Number: 773-782-0046 or 800-230-2263
Fax Number: 773-782-0113
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Company: Assistive Technology Industry Association
Contact Name: Caroline Van Howe
Address: 330 N. Wabash Ave, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 877-687-2842
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Company: CareerSmart Learning
Contact Name: Diana Bravo
Address: 2601 Saturn Street, Suite 300, Brea, CA 92821
Phone Number: 877-479-7338
Fax Number: 877-992-0191
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Company: Institute on Disability and Human Development
Contact Name: Anum Zafar
Address: University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 W. Roosevelt, MC 726, Room 415 Chicago, IL 60608
Phone Number: 312-413-1647
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Company: Stroud Academy
Contact Name: Chris Killeen
Address: 2208 Ringold Street, Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone Number: 256-486-9085
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Company: Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

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Contact Name: Jennifer Gundlach-Klatt
Address: 221 10th Avenue East, Menomonie, WI 54751
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Company: Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center
Contact Name: Jackie Moore
Address: 7430 W Central Ave, Suite C, Toledo, OH 43617
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Company: VR Development Group
Contact Name: Linda Hedenblad
Address: 2401 Willard Ave, Madison, WI 53704
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Providers with Pre-Approved CE Programs

CRCC's list of Continuing Education (CE) Providers with Pre-Approved Programs can be accessed below. The list features providers that offer one or more programs that have been reviewed and approved by CRCC as qualifying for CRC/CCRC CE credit. For more information visit the CE Providers page.