CRC Exam Overview

While the sections below provide a summary of the various CRC Exam components, please refer to the CRC Certification Guide for complete exam information and details.

CRC Exam Structure

The CRC Exam consists of 175 multiple-choice questions administered during an allotted 3 ½ hours within an 8-day testing window. Candidates should set aside four hours, which includes time for check-in, instructions, and a tutorial on the computer in order for candidates 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 in order to pass the examination as a whole.

CRC Exam Results

CRC Exam results are provided to candidates at the test site following completion of the exam. Examinees will receive a score report 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.

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.

An applicant who applies under Category G will be required to submit their official transcript reflecting the granting of their Master's degree in 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. This transcript must also reflect the successful completion of a 600-hour internship in rehabilitation counseling.