The Profession

Increasing Awareness, Understanding, and Appreciation of Rehabilitation Counseling

The Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) designation is an important one in the field of rehabilitation counseling for individuals with disabilities. It signifies a level of career–specific education, a demonstrated understanding and application of key competencies, and a commitment to ongoing career training and development. Individuals are measured and certified via a stringent CRC Examination and an ongoing certification renewal process as governed by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

CRCC actively educates and promotes the importance of the CRC designation to facilitate:
  • Individuals with disabilities making informed decisions when seeking qualified and professional rehabilitation counselors;
  • Universities and colleges supporting the rehabilitation counseling profession with appropriate communication, curriculum, and testing to student populations;
  • Managers in employment settings understanding the added qualifications associated with the CRC credential in their hiring and staffing practices, and;
  • Recognition and acknowledgement by legislators and lawmakers of the importance of qualified, professional rehabilitation counseling services in maintaining and increasing access for individuals with disabilities.

CRCC Representation and Collaboration

CRCC is an active participant in conferences, summits and leadership meetings representing both the rehabilitation and general counseling professions. In addition, CRCC provides information to a variety of organizations and publications to showcase rehabilitation counseling, promote the profession, and highlight the value and need for rehabilitation counselors. Publications include:
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH); US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
  • Health Care Careers Directory; American Medical Association (AMA)


Highlights of Current & Recent Activity

CRCC Position Statement on Legislative Advocacy
April 2015


CRCC recently adopted a position statement regarding its stance on various issues related to legislative advocacy.

Click here to view and print CRCC Position Statement on Legislative Advocacy