CRC Exam Overview

The certification examination is comprised of questions across twelve (12) knowledge domains underlying rehabilitation counseling. Additionally, each of the twelve domains are further defined into subdomains. For complete exam information and details of the exam components, see the CRC Certification Guide.

CRC Exam Structure

The CRC Exam consists of 175 multiple-choice questions. The exam is administered during an allotted 3 ½ hours. Candidates should set aside four hours, which includes time for check-in, instructions, and a tutorial on the computer to become familiar with the computer system.

CRC Exam Scoring

The CRC Exam is scored using a conjunctive scoring model whereby the examination is divided into two parts. One part tests knowledge with regard to counseling and the other part tests knowledge with regard to rehabilitation and disability issues. Candidates must achieve a passing score on both parts on a single exam administration in order to pass the examination.

CRC Exam Results

Examinees will receive a preliminary score report at the test site indicating a pass or fail status. Those who do not pass will receive a score report including diagnostic information that can be used for further study. Official exam results packets are mailed via U.S. Postal Service approximately four weeks after the last date in the testing window. Please note that examination results cannot be released over the phone or by electronic communication.

Applicants who apply as a student are required to submit their official transcript reflecting the granting of their Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling before CRCC is able to release the examination results packet and officially award the CRC certification to candidates who obtained a passing score on the examination. The transcript must also reflect the successful completion of a 600-hour internship in rehabilitation counseling.

October 2018 Administration Results - Of the 336 candidates who took the exam, 150 passed, resulting in a 45% pass rate. First-time candidates taking the exam with standard testing conditions totaled 228, of whom 118 passed, resulting in a 52% pass rate.

March 2019 Administration Results - Of the 527 candidates who took the exam, 322 passed, resulting in a 61% pass rate. First-time candidates taking the exam with standard testing conditions totaled 432, of whom 278 passed, resulting in a 64% pass rate.

July 2019 Administration Results - Of the 325 candidates who took the exam, 165 passed, resulting in a 51% pass rate. First-time candidates taking the exam with standard testing conditions totaled 212, of whom 126 passed, resulting in a 59% pass rate.

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