Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

CRCC administers this nationally accredited certification program to ensure professionals engaged in rehabilitation counseling meet acceptable, national standards of quality and practice. Certified Rehabilitation counselors (CRCs) 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, 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.

CRC certification is the gold standard. CRCs are the highly sought-after rehabilitation counseling experts. They possess insights and dedication to achieve successful rehabilitation outcomes, offer a dynamic level of focus to serve individuals in need of rehabilitation services addressing personal, social, and vocational goals. Rehabilitation counselors are in demand and the need is growing. You can pave the way for more exciting employment opportunities, faster career advancement and greater earning potential. To become certified, rehabilitation counselors must meet stringent eligibility requirements, including advanced education, qualifying work experience, and passing the CRC Examination.

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Registration Information

Prior to scheduling a test date, you must first complete your application and payment through CRCC. Upon approval of your application, you will receive your Authorization to Test (ATT) letter with scheduling instructions from CRCC.

Get certified from your home or office

Take your CRCC exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

Watch the short video on the CRCC online proctoring page to see how convenient it is to test from home or work. Be sure to run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!

Scheduling at a Pearson VUE Center Location

Once you receive your ATT letter from CRCC, it is your responsibility to make an appointment to take the exam during the specified testing window. Exam appointments may be scheduled up to 48 hours in advance. Space at testing locations is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The exam/appointment testing time limit noted on Pearson VUE web pages reflects the total appointment time, including an NDA, exam time, and survey.

After you schedule your exam, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation e-mail listing your exam date, your exam time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

To schedule your exam, you will be required to create a Pearson VUE web account. When creating your account and scheduling your exam, you will need your CRCC candidate ID number. This number will be on your ATT letter and instructions letter.

Warning – Scheduling your exam a few days before or the day of the exam will not guarantee you a seat. CRCC strongly recommends you schedule your exam when you receive your authorization to test (ATT) letter.

Test Preparation

CRC Exam Preparation

Once you have made your appointment to test, start preparing for the exam. CRCC offers some guidance for preparation on our website under the Applicants tab and CRC Exam Preparation page, or If you have any questions, contact the CRCC at 847-944-1325. Please have your customer ID, listed at the beginning of this message, ready when you call. As preparation for CRC exam, recommended courses and/or study materials are available. For more information please visit

Pearson Professional Center Online Tour

Pearson Professional Centers are designed solely for high-stakes testing. This online tour will help you become more familiar with the testing environment you can expect on the day of your exam.


Admission Policy

Check-in to the CRC exam: We ask that you arrive at the test center 30-minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This will give you adequate time to complete the necessary sign-in procedures. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be refused admission and the exam fees will be forfeited.

You are required to present one of the following acceptable forms of ID, with signature and photograph:

  • Driver’s license/Universal Driver’s License
  • Valid Passport
  • Military ID card
  • Identification Card (National or State)
  • US Government issued permanent resident card (commonly known as the green card, formerly known as the alien registration card)

All IDs required must be issued by the country in which you are testing. Canadian citizens testing in the United States must present the Canadian Passport. If you have any questions or concerns about the ID you are required to bring with you to the testing center for admittance for your exam please contact Pearson VUE customer Service at

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No personal items may be taken into the testing room. This includes all bags, books not authorized by the sponsor, notes, phones, pagers, watches and wallets.

Reschedule Policy

You must contact Pearson VUE or access your online Pearson VUE account to reschedule your exam at least 48 hours prior to your appointment within the same exam window stated in your Authorization to Test letter. Exams cannot be rescheduled less than 48 hours prior to your appointment. Failure to reschedule in time or failure to appear for your appointment will result in the forfeiture of your exam application fee.

CRCC Deferral policy

Requesting a deferral may only occur once and only on your initial CRC exam application. If you need to defer, you are only allowed to defer to the subsequent exam window. Contact CRCC at to receive instructions on processing your deferral. Fee for deferral is $100.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your exam appointment, you must access your online Pearson VUE account to notify Pearson VUE at least 48 hours prior to your appointment. Please contact Pearson VUE customer service if you have questions about this policy.

Failure to cancel in time or failure to appear for your appointment will result in the forfeiture of your application exam fee.

Last updated 2024-04-16