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)
Can I reinstate my certification status after I retire?

Yes.  For various reasons, such as the desire to return to work, you may reinstate your certification.  CRCs who chose the retirement designation can reinstate their certification if requested within twelve (12) months of your last renewal expiration date.

To request reinstatement:

  • Contact CRCC to request reinstatement;
  • Payment of $165 reinstatement fee.

Your certification will be reinstated for a period of one (1) year from the date of your last renewal expiration date.

If you wish to renew your certification thereafter, you will need to fulfil your continuing education requirements, complete the renewal application, and pay the renewal fee.

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 to inquire about the process.