What is a CERTIFIED REHABILITATION COUNSELOR?
Rehabilitation counselors are the only professional counselors educated and trained at the graduate-level who possess the specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes to work collaboratively with individuals with disabilities. Through a comprehensive unique counseling process, certified rehabilitation counselors help individuals with disabilities achieve their personal, social, psychological, career, and independent living goals. Rehabilitation counselors are the bridge between the individual and self-sufficiency, helping their clients live fully integrated lives.
Why does CRC Certification matter?
The purpose of a credential certificate is to both protect the public and to guarantee that a person who holds the credential has met a minimum standard for professional and ethical standards. Individuals who have passed the CRC examination have demonstrated that they have met those standards of practice. The CRC also speaks to a commitment to the profession and a commitment to ongoing continuing education to maintain the credential.
CRCs ARE MORE LIKELY TO DELIVER SERVICES THAT ARE:
- Designed to promote public welfare and are quality-driven.
- Focused on individuals with disabilities and their families.
- Dedicated to helping their clients live fully integrated lives.
- Efficient and cost-effective.
Since 1974 and continuing to this day, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) has existed to evaluate and review the initial and continuing qualifications and competence of its Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC). What does that mean for you or your family? It means you are in excellent hands when you choose to receive services from a CRC.
Furthermore, it means that the services you receive will be of the highest quality and focused on achieving a successful outcome.
Many clients often assume that they are working with a CRC who is specialized in rehabilitation services, but this is not always the case. Don’t compromise when it comes to the quality of services you receive. Take a moment to confirm that your rehabilitation counselor is, in fact, certified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.
Share your Stories of Success
Making a difference one story at a time.
Read inspiring stories of success from individuals with disabilities and their families. CRCC wants to hear from you. We are looking for short videos or written testimonials from you.
• Your stories will play a pivotal role in inspiring hope and helping others.
• Your stories can help individuals with disabilities and their families understand the impact working with a CRC and/or CVE.
• Your stories may even persuade employers in your community to work with CRCs, CVEs and people with disabilities. CRCC wants to heighten public awareness of rehabilitation counseling. Your success stories highlight the crucial roles of CRCs and CVEs.
What it is?
We are asking individuals who have received services from a CRC to share their success. The goal is to collect a wide range of perspectives on what it means to work with a CRC and how they made a difference in your life.
Who can enter?
Any client or family member of a client who worked directly with a CRC or CVE from around the world.
How many videos or written testimonials can someone submit?
As many as you would like to share.
How long should the videos be?
Please keep your video to 1 minute.
HOW LONG SHOULD THE WRITTEN TESTIMONAL BE?
Written testimonials should be 500 words or less and include a JPG picture of yourself.
Is there a file size limit?
Which file formats will be accepted?
Are there any recommended file sizes or formats?
See above for the technical format; for composition, it’s recommended that videos be shot in landscape (widescreen) mode.
Can the videos have graphic overlay?
Are there any specific requirements for the video content?
No profanity or political statements.
AUTHORIZATION TO USE AUDIO-VISUAL/PHOTOGRAPHS OR TESTIMONIAL
I hereby authorize the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) to use my videotaping, audiotaping, photographs, and/or testimonials for use by CRCC and authorized representatives. I relinquish all rights to these photographic images, videotaped, and/or audiotaped footage of myself and understand they will be the sole property of CRCC. I understand this material may be used in various publications, educational materials, online media, such as the Commission’s website, Facebook page, LinkedIn page, YouTube, or any other online media, and for other related endeavors associated with the mission of CRCC and its awareness campaigns. I acknowledge and agree that all audio/visual media I have submitted to CRCC or its business partners becomes property of CRCC and cannot be copied and posted on any website or video-sharing sites or distributed to any audience by any means, including but not limited to file, DVD, videotape, e-mail, etc., without receiving the prior written consent of CRCC management.
Additionally, I waive the right to inspect or approve versions of my image or voice used, or any copy or language that may be used in connection with the image or voice. By submitting my video or testimonial, I release and discharge CRCC and its authorized representatives, assignees, licensees, and successors from any claims that may arise regarding the use of my image, including but not limited to claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity, or copyright.
I affirm that I am over the age of majority and have the right to contract in my own name. This Agreement expresses the complete understanding of the parties. (Note: If the person being photographed, videotaped, or audiotaped is under 18 years of age, a legal guardian must send CRCC executed release statement on their behalf.)