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Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling

The post-graduate advanced certificate in rehabilitation counseling is designed for current and aspiring rehabilitation counselors who intend to pursue the certified rehabilitation counselor credential, per Category R established by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

The certificate requires 21 hours of post-graduate coursework in rehabilitation counseling.


This certificate is only open to those with a master's, specialist or doctoral degree in one of the following majors from an accredited institution:

  • 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.

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Rehabilitation (RHAB 5700)
  • Rehabilitation in a Multicultural Society (RHAB 5710)
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Theories (RHAB 5720) or Rehabilitation Counseling Applications (RHAB 5721)
  • Rehabilitation Assessment (RHAB 5740)
  • Disability Aspects I (RHAB 5730)
  • Employment and Career Development (RHAB 5741)
  • Case Management and Rehabilitation Services (RHAB 5742)
  • Course substitution: Disability Issues in Human Development (RHAB 5715) may be substituted for RHAB 5720 if a counseling theories course has been taken as a part of their previous graduate degree. Other courses may be substituted with permission of the graduate advisor depending if taken a previous graduate degree(s).

Students must apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School and have transcripts of all academic work sent to UNT.

There is a one-time $75 application fee.

Students must also complete a program application and upload a resume and self-statement. However, certificate applicants do not need to send in letters of recommendation. 

For information regarding gainful employment disclosure data, go to the Toulouse Graduate School certificate disclosure page and select the rehabilitation counseling option.