The CVE certification demonstrates a commitment to upholding high professional standards. Beginning July 1, 2020, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) will offer a one-time CVE Amnesty Program to formerly certified professionals still active in the field who would like to reinstate certification. CRCC acknowledges that certain life-changing events sometimes make it challenging to maintain the credential. It is CRCC’s intent to bring expired CVEs back to the rehabilitation counseling profession. The CVE credential will not be retroactive. The recertified person will begin a new five-year certification cycle and must meet the renewal requirements going forward.


Expired CVEs between March 2015 – March 31, 2020
  • Amnesty by Reinstatement will run from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Former CVEs, with a graduate degree, in good standing prior to your lapsed CVE certification.
  • Provide proof of active engagement in work relevant to the certification being pursued in the last 3 years.
  • No continuing educational requirement necessary.
Application Process:
  • Provide proof of active engagement; complete verification form of services delivered. 
    • The proof of active engagement form must be completed and signed by your employer, supervisor, or someone who has contracted with you for services.
  • You must review the attestation statement and sign it before returning it to CRCC.
  • The ethical questions must be answered; if you answer “yes” to questions 2 through 7, you must provide additional documentation.
Send the completed forms to CRCC:
Once your completed forms have been reviewed, CRCC will contact you to pay the fees:
  • $405 Reinstatement Fee
  • $140 Amnesty Fee
If you have questions, contact CRCC at: