Rehabilitation and Disability Studies - Cert

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services

About This Certificate

USU offers a post-graduate advanced certificate for the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Category 3, which is sometimes required by employers for those wishing to work as rehabilitation counselors.

The certificate, which can be completed in one year, prepares students to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam for national certification, which USU students pass at a 94% rate on the first attempt. This certificate and subsequent CRC certification allows professionals who have advanced degrees in areas other than rehabilitation counseling to become certified and move into a career as a rehabilitation counselor. For additional information on the CRCC Category 3, visit the CRCC website.

Students pursing this certificate must already have a master's, specialist, or doctoral degree in a related field of study. Students complete between six and eight courses for a total of 16-23 credits, all of which are completed online through USU's Regional Campuses and Distance Education program. Students must earn a minimum of 16 credits to earn the certificate.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

This certificate and subsequent CRC certification can allow professionals who have advanced degrees in areas other than rehabilitation counseling to become certified as rehabilitation counselors. They are employed in a variety of settings, including:

  • Public sector
  • Community rehabilitation
  • University disability resource centers
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Independent living centers
  • Mental health centers
  • Addiction centers
  •  Insurance agencies
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Private practice
  • Litigation and forensic settings
  • Workforce services and other human resource centers

Job Outlook



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Office: EDUC 309
Phone: (435) 797-3246

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Admission Requirements

In order to gain admittance to the program, students must submit an application, application fee, official master's degree transcripts, statement of purpose, and resume. To apply, contact the program advisor, Kris Wengreen (

To be eligible for certification in this Category you must have a master's, specialist, or doctoral degree in a related field of study with course content that emphasizes rehabilitation, counseling, disability, therapy, health, employment, wellness, or human development. CRCC provides a pre-review of transcripts and work experience.


Applications for the program are accepted year-round.

Financial Aid

The cost for the entire program (23 credits) is $11,224 or $488 per credit hour. No RSA Scholarships are available at this time. The program is financial-aid eligible.

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