The CRC Certification Guide contains important information including eligibility criteria, application deadline dates, testing dates, and fees.
An overview of eligibility categories and key criteria appears below, however, applicants must use the CRC Certification Guide to confirm the appropriate category under which they should apply and completion of all eligibility requirements.
When you are ready to begin the application process, see the tutorials for step-by-step instructions.
Category 1 - Student in or Graduate of an CACREP Accredited Program
Student in or graduate of a master’s level rehabilitation counseling or clinical rehabilitation counseling program accredited by CACREP. If graduation occurred prior to July 1, 2017, the program must have been accredited by CORE. In addition, evidence of the completion of an internship of 600 hours supervised by an on-site CRC or a faculty member who is a CRC. See additional requirements in the CRC Certification Guide.
Category 2 - Student in or Graduate of a Non-CACREP Accredited Program
Student in or graduate of a master’s level rehabilitation counseling or clinical rehabilitation counseling program that is not or was not accredited by CACREP or CORE at the time the degree is or was conferred. See additional requirements in the CRC Certification Guide.
Category 3 - Graduate of a Master’s or Doctoral Program in a Related Field of Study
Graduate of a master’s or doctoral program in a related field of study with course content that emphasizes rehabilitation, counseling, disability, therapy, health, employment, wellness, or human development. Candidates must submit evidence of having taken or taught each of the following foundational disability courses:
- Professional Orientation and Ethics in Rehabilitation Counseling
- Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities
- Career Development Theories and Job Development and Placement Techniques
- Case Management and Community Partnerships
- Theories and Techniques of Counseling
- Research, Methodology, and Performance Management
There is also a work requirement for Category 3 applicants. All academic and work requirements must be completed prior to submitting the CRC Category 3 application. See additional requirements in the CRC Certification Guide.
Note: Not sure if you have completed the coursework needed to qualify as a Category 3 applicant? CRCC offers a pre-review of Category 3 applicant transcripts; download and complete this form. Contact Alicia Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. There is a non-refundable, $75 fee charged for this review.
Internships, practicum courses, and CRCC eUniversity course may not be used as evidence of completing or teaching the foundational disability courses.