Step-by-step instructions with screenshots are provided for the application and renewal processes. Review or download the PDF for the process that applies to you.



CRC Category 1 Student Application Process

For students currently enrolled in a CACREP-accredited rehabilitation counseling or clinical rehabilitation counseling graduate program.

CRC Category 1 Graduate Application Process

For people who have already graduated from a CACREP-accredited rehabilitation counseling or clinical rehabilitation counseling graduate program OR who graduated, prior to July 1, 2017, from a CORE-accredited rehabilitation counseling graduate program.

CRC Category 2 Student Application Process

For students currently enrolled in a non-CACREP-accredited rehabilitation counseling graduate program.

CRC Category 2 Graduate Application Process

For people who have already graduated from a non-CACREP-accredited rehabilitation counseling graduate program.

CRC Category 3 Application Process

For people who have graduated from a related field of study and have the desire to become a certified rehabilitation counselor.


CVE Application 1 Process

Applicant must hold the CRC credential and be in good standing.

CVE Application 2 Process

Applicant currently Is on the PVE Registry, holds the IPEC, or holds the ICVE credential, and is in good standing.

CVE Application 3 Process

Applicant was previously a CVE (lapsed prior to 2015). Your new CVE credential will not be retroactive. You will begin a new five-year certification cycle and must meet the renewal requirements going forward.


These organizations are not endorsed by CRCC.


Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
Accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world.


American Counseling Association
World’s largest nonprofit association representing professional counselors in various practice settings.

Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Long-standing, nonprofit association of professionals and interested persons promoting and participating in quality human service delivery to Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons.

Association on Higher Education and Disability
Professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
Organization of rehabilitation counseling practitioners, educators, and students who are concerned with improving the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Association of VA Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
Membership organization that focuses on the professional development of vocational rehabilitation professionals that interact with today’s veterans.

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
Serves as an advisory body to the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and other federal agencies in the development of policies and administration of programs affecting the lives of persons with disabilities and impacting the national public program of vocational rehabilitation services.

International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
Encompasses a diverse membership practicing in the fields of long-term disability management consulting, case management and managed care, forensics and expert testimony, life care planning, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consulting.

National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns
Professional association to promote cultural diversity and disability through advocacy for excellence and equity in rehabilitation research, education, and practice.

National Rehabilitation Association
Member organization that promotes ethical and state-of-the-art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of individuals with disabilities.

National Rehabilitation Counseling Association
Member organization whose mission is to facilitate the fulfillment of human potential and to promote global understanding of inclusivity.

Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association
Member organization and the largest division within the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), RCEA provides a framework for networking and affiliation.


Bureau of Labor Statics
Provides information on employment, unemployment, pay and benefits, workplace injuries, inflation and prices, regional resources, and more. The BLS is a unit of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC website contains information regarding diseases and conditions, healthy living, environmental health, workplace safety and health, life expectancy, injury, violence and safety, and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Enforces laws prohibiting job discrimination and provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies.

National Council on Disability
Provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies promoting policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities and empower such individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
NIDILRR – www.acl.govtiabout-acltiabout-national-institute-disability-independent-living-and-rehabilitationresearch
Conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment, and independent living of individuals with disabilities.

Office of Disability Employment Policy
Provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of individuals with disabilities.

Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
Administers four major disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to certain workers or their dependents who experience work-related injury or occupational disease.

Rehabilitation Services Administration
Oversees grant programs that help individuals with disabilities obtain employment and live more independently.

Social Security Administration
Administers federal benefits programs, including the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSDI).

U.S. Department of Labor
Details career development, training, and labor force participation issues for individuals with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VA –
Oversees Veterans Heath Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration.


National Rehabilitation Information Center
Provides disability and rehabilitation-oriented information through online publications, searchable databases, and timely reference and referral data.

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
A central repository for training resources in vocational rehabilitation sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

O*NET OnLine
Provides detailed occupational information including tasks, tools and technology, knowledge, skills, and work activity.

U.S. Census Bureau
Provides information on United States populations, including data specific to individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.