Our rehabilitation counseling advanced certificate program is for you if you hold a master's degree in counseling or a Category R field (see Program Coursework below) and you want to help veterans or people with disabilities return to work or live independently. You will learn how to build your counseling skills and work with clients to overcome or manage the personal, social, and professional effects of disabilities on achieving their goals. Our program provides you with the educational requirements to be eligible for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential while complying with all Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) requirements.
The features of our program include:
|Academic credential granted||Advanced Certificate|
|Credits required for completion||15–21|
|Time to completion||3 to 4 part-time semesters|
Rehabilitation counseling settings include:
|Application deadline||Fall admission: May 1 priority, then rolling |
Summer admission: May 1 priority, then rolling
Required courses are planned with your advisor. You can meet specific academic eligibility requirements for the the CRC exam within Category D, E or R as set by the CRCC. (Category R eligible academic fields: behavioral health/science, disability services, human relations/services, marriage and family therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, psychometrics, rehabilitation, social work, special education and vocational assessment/evaluation.)
You may also complete the certificate program for general study of the rehabilitation counseling field without the goal of CRC exam eligibility.
If you have previously completed one of the required courses, you may be eligible to substitute an alternate course offered by the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology.
Sample coursework includes:
The criteria required for CRC exam eligibility include:
NOTE: New York State uses the CRC credential as their state license for rehabilitation counseling only, whereas other states may use the credential for mental health counseling. If you are interested in mental health counseling and live in New York, please visit our mental health counseling program information.
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.
Admissions Decision: The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.