Certifications and Licensure
The graduate MRC student is eligible to sit for the CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) exam when 75% of their academic program is satisfactorily completed and the student is in good standing with the university. When the degree is conferred, the graduate is eligible for the Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC). The MRC graduate is eligible to sit for the GA LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) exam. The LPC requires additional post-graduate supervision.
The Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling - student is eligible to sit for the CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) exam when 75% of their Program of Study is satisfactorily completed and the student is in good standing with the university. When the degree is conferred, the graduate will receive their CRC exam score from CRCC (www.crccredentialing.com).
The Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling student specializing in Mental Health Counseling – is academically prepared to take the licensing examination in their state (Georgia is the Licensed Professional Counselor or LPC, Florida is the Licensed Mental Health Counselor or LMHC). Graduates will need to complete post-graduate supervision as dictated by their state regulations prior to taking the licensing examination. In Georgia program graduates are qualified to become Licensed Associate Professional Counselors. (See your state regulations for licensing requirements.)
The Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling student specializing in Addictions and Alcoholism Counseling - is prepared to work with persons having alcohol and drug related problems. Students completing the coursework for a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling or Community Counseling, with a concentration in Addictions and Alcoholism Counseling will meet the academic requirements for Certified Clinical Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, which is an nationally recognized certification. They can apply for the Counselor in Training certification credential once they have completed their 60-hour program (Masters plus specialization). Program graduates will need to complete an additional 3000 contact hours (for a total of 4000 hours as required to take the CCAADC exam) and then pass the CCAADC exam to earn the CCAADC credential. Those completing the process successfully are eligible to receive the international reciprocal credential from IC&RC, the ICAADC (Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor).
The Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling student specializing in Human Resource Management – will qualify for administrative positions in human service agencies. Graduates will not only be able to function as counselors in agencies but they will be able to fill Human Resource (HR) roles as well. These students will earn a certificate in Human Resource Management.