CONGRATULATIONS ON EARNING YOUR CERTIFICATION!

Earning your credential is an important personal and professional achievement that also has the potential to help raise the visibility and global recognition of our profession.

You have a unique opportunity to share this important achievement with others, and in doing so, increase their awareness of both the importance and the value of your credential and the profession you serve.

The greater the awareness of your credential, the greater the value to your career. Follow these tips to make sure your credential is recognized.

Display your certificate

Frame and hang your certificate in a high-traffic area of your office.

Post social media updates about your credential

Tell your friends, family, and followers about your new credential on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

You’ve Done it!

Celebrate your accomplishment and share the news with friends and colleagues as well as potential future employers. What better way to do this than through popular social media channels like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter? Helpful tips and sample postings you can use via your personal social media accounts are provided in the resources below, so you can get the most out of your credential on social media.

LinkedIn Tip!

When you add your credential to the end of your name on LinkedIn, recruiters searching for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors will be able to easily find you!

Follow CRCC on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter

                          

Include your credential on your resume

Also include your professional biography and include a brief description about its value.

Include your credential in all communication

Your credential creates a positive image and increases awareness of your professionalism. When discussing what you do for a living, be sure to mention that you are a CRC.

Download your CRC Elevator Speech Card

Download your CVE Elevator Speech Card

Use the acronym of your credential after your name wherever possible, including:

Business cards
E-mail signatures
Letters and reports

Memos and faxes
Directories and listings
Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter postings

Introduce yourself

At meetings and professional events, introduce yourself as a CRC, CVE, CCRC, CWA, or CCAA. Speak about your credential and why communities benefit from hiring credentialed professionals.

Send a press release to local media

Use the CRC Local Press Release Template to share your achievement with the local media.

Use the CVE Local Press Release Template to share your achievement with the local media.

E-mail your human resources and communications team

Reach out to colleagues in your human resources and communications departments. There may be opportunities to share, having earned or renewed the CRC through your company newsletter, at staff meetings, or through the website or intranet. Whether in a corporate, university, or government setting, HR professionals are looking for internal staff news and ways to recognize the achievements and commitments of employees.

Priceless value

The benefit of certification makes the cost completely worthwhile. Some employers provide professional development support and others may not. CRCC has provided letters of financial support to share with your administrators. These letters will help you make your case for financial support and a substantial return on their investment.

Letter from our Executive Director – CRC
Dear Supervisor – Initial Certification – CRC
Dear Supervisor – Certification Renewal – CRC
Letter from our Executive Director – CVE
Dear Supervisor – Initial Certification – CVE
Dear Supervisor – Certification Renewal – CVE

Congratulations to our newest CRCs and CVEs! The credential demonstrates you have the knowledge, experience, and skills to provide the highest quality service to clients. Earning a credential demonstrates an elevated commitment to your professional education—and your community’s welfare.