Rehabilitation Counseling Program Outcomes


Our rehabilitation counseling program attracts high quality students and is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) as well as the Council for Accreditation of Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

On July 1, 2017, CACREP assumed responsibility for carrying out the mission and vision of CORE. All graduate programs that were formerly accredited by CORE are now accredited by CACREP.

Program Objectives

The knowledge or curriculum objectives of the Rehabilitation Counseling program are formulated on the basis of ten (10) core areas: 1) professional identity; 2) social and cultural diversity; 3) human growth and development; 4) employment and career development; 5) counseling and consultation; 6) group work; 7) assessment; 8) research and program evaluation; 9) medical, functional, and environmental aspects of disability; and 10) rehabilitation services and resources. CORE and rehabilitation counseling standards are empirically-based current best practices in rehabilitation that are research-based. The rehabilitation counseling objectives reflect CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education) criteria as well as the conviction of the faculty to provide rehabilitation counseling students with a skill set that is effective, based on sound science, and keeping the needs of consumers at the forefront of professional practice.

CORE, CHEA, CACREP Accreditation and CRC Certification

The program is fully accredited by the New York State Education Department, the Council on Rehabilitation Counselor Education (CORE), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). In July, 2107, CORE merged with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). The UB Rehabilitation Counseling program at the University at Buffalo is now considered accredited by CACREP. This accreditation is separate from CACREP accreditation for 60 hour Licensed Mental Health Counselor programs.

Students of CORE accredited programs are eligible to take the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Examination in their final year of the program under certification Category G. 75% of coursework needs to be completed at least one to two months prior to taking the exam. Students who pass the CRC exam are eligible to submit their transcript, showing degree conferral, to the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). This will allow them to immediately hold the credential as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) without the need for prior supervised employment in the field, as required for other certification categories.

Student Performance Measures Online Students On Campus Students
Graduates 20 7
Passed Comprehensive Exam 100% 100%
Passed the CRC Exam 90% 86%
Current Enrollment 48 25