CRCC realizes how hard you worked for your Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification and the importance of being recognized as such beyond your retirement.
Retiring from active practice?
Choose the retirement designation to change your CRC certification to an honorary designation.
Once you’re granted retired status, you can use the honorary CRC/Retired designation after your name. Before you change to the retired designation, make 100% sure you’re ready to retire your certification. Once you make the change, you cannot actively practice as a CRC without renewing or reapplying for CRC certification. If you think you might provide consulting or other services in the future using your CRC certification, you should maintain the CRC certification.
Retirement Fee: $100
(One-time fee as long as you remain in retirement status)
Certificants who are retiring from active practice may choose the retirement designation, which changes the certification to an honorary designation. The retired status enables the individual to stay on CRCC’s mailing list to receive updates and news from the field of rehabilitation counseling. There is a one-time fee to select the retired status.
An individual may not actively practice using their CRC/CRCC designation when they are in the CRC/CCRC Retired status. If an individual’s retirement status changes and they wish to regain use of the CRC certification, they would need to re-apply, meet the criteria in effect at the time of re- application, and achieve a passing score on the certification examination. Therefore, if an individual believes that they may provide consulting or other services in the future using their CRC/CCRC certification, they should not select the retirement designation, but should continue to maintain the CRC or CCRC certification.
The retirement status may be selected at the time of renewal by selecting the retirement option within the renewal application accessible via My Account on the CRCC website. CRC/CCRC’s may only go into retirement status at the time of the expiration of their five (5) year renewal cycle.
Individuals interested in pursuing the retirement status, must contact CRCC at (847) 944-1325 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the process.
What to do if your retirement status changes after twelve (12) months?
To regain use of the CRC certification, you would need to reapply, meet the eligibility criteria in effect at the time of reapplication, and achieve a passing score on the certification examination.
If you are interested in pursuing the CRC/Retired status, contact CRCC at (847) 944-1325 or email@example.com to inquire about the process.