(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.