APPLICATION & RENEWAL TUTORIALS
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.
For students currently enrolled in a CACREP-accredited rehabilitation counseling or clinical rehabilitation counseling graduate program.
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.
For students currently enrolled in a non-CACREP-accredited rehabilitation counseling graduate program.
For people who have already graduated from a non-CACREP-accredited rehabilitation counseling graduate program.
For people who have graduated from a related field of study and have the desire to become a certified rehabilitation counselor.
ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE REHABILITATION COUNSELING PROFESSION
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
CACREP – www.cacrep.org
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
ACA – www.counseling.org
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
ADARA – www.adara.org
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
AHEAD – www.ahead.org
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
ARCA – www.arcaweb.org
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
AVAVRP – http://avavrp.wildapricot.org/
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
CSAVR – www.csavr.org
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
IARP – https://rehabpro.org/
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
NAMRC – www.namrc.org
Professional association to promote cultural diversity and disability through advocacy for excellence and equity in rehabilitation research, education, and practice.
National Council on Rehabilitation Education
NCRE – www.ncre.org
Professional organization dedicated to quality services for individuals with disabilities through education and research.
National Rehabilitation Association
NRA – www.nationalrehab.org
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.
Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association
RCEA – www.nationalrehab.org/rcea
Member organization and the largest division within the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), RCEA provides a framework for networking and affiliation.
Bureau of Labor Statics
BLS – www.bls.gov
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
CDC – www.cdc.gov
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
EEOC – www.eeoc.gov
Enforces laws prohibiting job discrimination and provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies.
National Council on Disability
NCD – www.ncd.gov
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
ODEP – https://www.dol.gov/agencies/odep
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
OWCP – https://www.dol.gov/agencies/owcp
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
SSA – www.ssa.gov
Administers federal benefits programs, including the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSDI).
U.S. Department of Labor
DOL – www.dol.gov
Details career development, training, and labor force participation issues for individuals with disabilities.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VA – www.va.gov
Oversees Veterans Heath Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration.
National Rehabilitation Information Center
NARIC – www.naric.com
Provides disability and rehabilitation-oriented information through online publications, searchable databases, and timely reference and referral data.
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
NCRTM – https://ncrtm.ed.gov/
A central repository for training resources in vocational rehabilitation sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
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.