The Advanced Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling helps human services professionals meet the educational requirements under Catergory R of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling Certification (CRCC) to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination. Applicants under Category R must also meet CRCC requirements for work experience.
Required Courses for the 18 credit Advanced Certificate:
All courses in this school certificate are three credits.
PSRT 5323: Theories of Counseling and Personality
PSRT 5313: Foundations of the Counseling Profession
PSRT 5315: Evaluation and Assessment
PSRT 5403: Career Counseling and Consultation
PSRT 5132: Medical Aspects of Disability
PSRT 5310: Psychopathology
PSRT 5320: Social and Cultural Diversity Issues
PSRT 5123: Community Counseling and Resources
If any required course was taken as part of the master’s, specialist or doctoral degree, course work relevant to rehabilitation counseling can be substituted by advisement to fulfill the remainder of the required number of credits. Examples of relevant course work include:
PSRT 5242: Group Methods
PSRT 4271: Role of the Family in Rehabilitation
PSRT 5252: Addictions and Mental Illness
PSRT 5101: Seminar in Principles and Practices of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
PSRT 5155: Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma
PSRT 6116: Wellness and Recovery
- Students must have completed a master’s, specialist or doctoral degree in one of the fields approved by CRCC under Category R. A list of approved fields is available at www.crccertification.com.
- A total of 18 credits is required to complete this Certificate.
- Transfer credits are not accepted toward the Certificate. If the student has already taken one or more of the required courses as part of the master’s, specialist or doctoral degree, other relevant courses may be substituted with the permission of the program director. A maximum of three courses may be substituted in the event the student has previously completed required course work. However, the total number of credits for the Certificate will not be reduced.
The program has rolling admissions.
Follow this link to the application for the certificate program:
If you have any questions about this certificate program, please contact Dr. Janice Oursler at 908-889-2462. If you need assistance with the application or registration process, please contact Debbie Rich.
As a student in this certificate program, you are considered a non-matriculated student. Non-matriculated status is for individuals not currently admitted to any degree programs offered at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Health Professions. Please follow this link for more information regarding non-matriculated status including non-matriculated course registration dates and course schedule.
You can contact Kristy Boyce in Enrollment Services directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive email notification regarding your acceptance into the certificate program with instructions on how to proceed to register for classes and how to submit documentation that is required.
Financial aid is not available for non-matriculated students. Payment in full is required at the time of application/registration. Payment plans are not available. Appropriate, authorized vouchers from third party payers (e.g. government agencies, employers, etc.) are accepted and must be filed with the Center for Advanced and Continuing Education office before registration deadlines. You can reach the Center for Advanced and Continuing Education at (973) 972-5454.