The Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling is a 30-credit hour program that prepares students to assist individuals with psychiatric, developmental, cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities to achieve their maximum level of independence, integration and inclusion into employment and the community. The certificate program is for those who already possess a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling or a related field of study, and desire to obtain rehabilitation counseling certification through Category 3 eligibility requirements set forth by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Program Benefits

The Department of Counselor Education, which offers the Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling, is housed within the Daniel L. Goodman College of Education. The Department offers flexible evening classes.

Counselor Education students receive personalized attention from skilled professors in small class sizes and gain valuable connections in the counseling field at local, national, and international levels.

Northeastern offers an affordable tuition and convenient urban locations accessible by car or public transportation.

Career Options

The Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling program prepares students for employment in such settings including, but not limited to:

  • State vocational rehabilitation agencies
  • Hospitals and schools
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Behavioral health agencies including substance abuse programs/trainning and evaluation centers
  • Social Security Administration
  • Community rehabilitation programs

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling and the courses offered toward the program.

Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Counselor Education at (773) 442-5550 or

Counselor Education

About Northeastern

Northeastern Illinois University is home to more than students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

We offer an education with value.

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