Rehabilitation Counseling, AC

Our advanced certificate in rehabilitation counseling equips you with the expertise to support clients in overcoming personal, social, educational, emotional and professional transition challenges stemming from disabilities. Our program is open to anyone holding a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling or a related field of study.

On this page:

Why choose UB’s program?

  1. As one of the oldest and most esteemed programs in the nation, our master’s degree equips you with top-tier education and the resources to set you up for success.
  2. Our courses, approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and CACREP, guarantee quality education.
  3. Upon completion, you'll meet the educational criteria for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam, adhering to the latest Category 3 standards outlined by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).
  4. Rehabilitation counseling offers exciting career opportunities and is a rapidly growing field due to an increasing elderly population and the continued rehabilitation needs of other groups, such as veterans and people with disabilities.
  5. Rehabilitation counselors enjoy the highest pay and better benefits in the counseling domain, as recognized by the American Counseling Association.


Academic credential granted Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 15 to 24
Time to completion 3 to 4 part-time semesters
Course delivery On campus or online
Application deadline

Priority Deadlines
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling until Jan. 10

Fall: April 1, then rolling until Aug. 10

The Value of an Advanced Certificate

In today’s dynamic professional environment, continuous self-improvement is essential for career success. Advancements, competition and evolving landscapes require professionals to maintain current, industry-relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies. Advanced certificates can complement completed degrees or serve as standalone credentials. Regardless of your chosen path, an advanced certificate offers additional knowledge and opportunities to refine professional skills, facilitating career advancement. They offer a flexible, accessible and cost-effective educational route to pursue career goals and remain competitive.

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

We have a collection of frequently asked questions that may help you. If your questions are still unanswered, we are glad to help! Contact our admission office.

Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus