The Rehabilitation Counseling program at the University of Idaho is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) through 2015 www.core-rehab.org. Graduates of the masters degree program are able to attain their M.Ed. Preference is given to full-time students. The full-time program admits every other year in the spring with the next cohort being admitted in summer 2012 in Coeur d' Alene and a cohort in Boise being admitted in fall 2012. Students exiting this program are expected to pass a comprehensive examination based on their knowledge as a rehabilitation counseling professional. Students may complete either an oral examination or the Certified Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC).
The program has two full-time tenure-track faculty and one part-time clinical faculty who teach the CORE accredited curriculum. The instructor to student ratio is 1:10.
Graduates of the Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services have the option of obtaining their CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) and their LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) licenses. Graduates of this program may find employment in: state or federal agencies, private or nonprofit rehabilitation agencies, hospitals, corrections, community mental health clinics, and private practice.
Presently, the program has a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Idaho Vocational Rehabilitation Division to work collaboratively to increase services. Because the program is a 60 credit counseling program and accredited by CORE the state of Idaho licensing board has historically accepted graduates from this program for licensure as a professional counselor. The State of Idaho licensing board requires applicants to pass their National Counseling Examination [NCE] to become a licensed professional counselor.
Follow up data on previous graduates of our program, indicate that over the past 5 years: 21 have become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), 2 went on to become Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC), and 25 have obtained their Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRC) Presently, to become a LPC, the State of Idaho requires applicants to pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE). Our previous cohort of graduates, Spring 2012, achieved a 100% pass rate on their Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam. Some program graduates decide to become certified as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC).