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 Section 11 of 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.

October 2017 Administration Results - Of the 355 candidates who took the exam, 179 passed, resulting in a 50% pass rate. First-time candidates taking the exam with standard testing conditions totaled 252, of whom 152 passed, resulting in a 60% pass rate.

March 2018 Administration Results - Of the 533 candidates who took the exam, 311 passed, resulting in a 58% pass rate. First-time candidates taking the exam with standard testing conditions totaled 496, of whom 291 passed, resulting in a 59% pass rate.

July 2018 Administration Results - Of the 350 candidates who took the exam, 185 passed, resulting in a 53% pass rate. First-time candidates taking the exam with standard testing conditions totaled 229, of whom 144 passed, resulting in a 63% pass rate.

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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 under Category G 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.