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2021/2022 University Catalog 
2021/2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate

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(SIMS Code: 330203)

The Advanced Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling is designed for current and aspiring rehabilitation counselors who are, or intend to become, holders of the certified rehabilitation counselor credential, per Category R established by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. The advanced certificate prepares holders to work in the California Department of Rehabilitation and other state vocational rehabilitation agencies, the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, California Regional Centers, or other government agencies supporting persons with disabilities, nonprofit community rehabilitation provider agencies, and student disability service programs in community colleges and universities.

Prerequisites: Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree in one of 13 different majors from an accredited institution with demonstrated experience in disability-related work and/or academic coursework. Qualifying majors include: behavioral health; behavioral science; disability studies; human relations; human services; marriage and family therapy; occupational therapy; psychology; psychometrics; rehabilitation; social work; special education; vocational assessment/evaluation.

Students do not need to be in the SDSU Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling to register in the certificate program.


If one or more of the required courses has been completed, substitute elective(s) can be taken with consent of the coordinator.

Students must complete the course requirements with a 3.0 (B) grade point average. Three units of coursework with a grade of “C” is applicable to the certificate program. Maximum three units of coursework can be repeated.

Students may be concurrently registered in the Advanced Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling and the Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. An individualized program of study based on the student’s educational background and professional experience will be designed with the coordinator.

For further information, contact the program coordinator at 619-594-6921.

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