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Certification and Licensure

At the national level, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) is a non-profit, independent, credentialing body which certifies Rehabilitation Counselors. Graduates of our Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Degree are automatically qualified to sit for the national certifying exam and, upon passing it, obtain the credential of Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

Rehabilitation Counselors who have obtained the CRC are eligible for licensure as professional counselors in many states, including Illinois. Additional coursework may be required. These include:

REHB 519 (3) Cross-Cultural Rehabilitation
REHB 585B (3) Seminar in Counseling: Group Counseling
EPSY 512 (3) Life Span Development
EPSY 549 (3)
or
PSYC 535 (3) Psychopathology

Individuals completing the Substance Abuse Specialization are also eligible for certification as Addictions Counselors in the State of Illinois.

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