CRC certification is offered by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Obtaining this certification, which may be required for practice in some states, demonstrates that a counselor meets the nationally accepted standards in the field of rehabilitation.
The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification is an independent, non-profit organization that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Individuals interested in obtaining CRC certification must meet certain education and work experience requirements. In most cases, a minimum of a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and 600 hours of internship or work experience is required.
The exam is composed of 175 multiple choice questions on a wide variety of topics, including career counseling, job placement, case management and group counseling.
Those who complete the certification exam may use the designation "CRC" in their signature block, which stands for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
Rehabilitation counselors must renew their certification status every five years by providing proof of 100 hours of continuing education or by re-examination.
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