In an effort to protect the public, CRCC has developed a credentialing process. Persons who earn the designation of Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) must meet acceptable standards of quality in their practice and have the requisite educational and professional background. To become certified, rehabilitation counselors must achieve a passing score on the CRC examination.
CRCC ensures that its certification examination remains valid and relevant with current practices in the field through an in-depth Job Analysis Study. This scientifically conducted research is undertaken every five years to determine the roles, functions, knowledge, and skills of rehabilitation counselors. Additionally, new examination items are continuously created and added to the certification examination. Certification examination items are periodically reviewed and updated to ensure currency of the exam.
Computer-based testing and issuance of score reports to candidates at the test site makes the CRC certification examination attractive to universities wishing to use it as their comprehensive examination in rehabilitation counseling. Scores are provided to candidates at the test site following completion of the exam, making them available in plenty of time for graduation in most cases. For more information, visit the CRC Exam as a Comprehensive Exam page.
If you are considering use of the CRC Exam as your program’s comprehensive exam, here are some fast facts to consider:
While CRCC is unable to pre-review information in order to determine eligibility for certification, we do recommend that you review the information in the CRC Certification Guide in order to make a reasonable self-assessment as to your eligibility before choosing to submit an application. The Guide contains a listing of the various eligibility categories along with definitions for required coursework and employment experience.
CRCC will be pleased to issue a duplicate certificate upon receipt of a written request and payment of the $25.00 fee associated with the transaction. Mail your request and check to CRCC, 1699 East Woodfield Road, Suite 300, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Check must be made payable to CRCC.
You can print a receipt from the CRCC Online Portal. Once you have logged into your Profile, click on My Account and then My Orders. Set your parameters under the ‘Quick Search’ and hit the GO button. On the same page just below the parameter search you will see the findings of your search. Click on the order you wish to print. This will open the actual order. You can then choose to print the order from the bottom-left of this page.
Category K is designed specifically to assist former CRCs who wish to become certified again. You will need to meet the criteria in effect at the time of application, submit your application, and once CRCC determines your eligibility, take and achieve a passing score on the CRC Exam. See the CRC Certification Guide for complete details, including information on Category K.