Post-master's Graduate Certificate Program Professional Counseling
The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling in the School of Allied Health Professions offers an advanced certificate program in professional counseling designed for persons who hold the Master of Science or Master of Art degree in Counseling from VCU or other institutions. The intent is to assist students in meeting the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor, the Licensed Substance Abuse Practitioner and the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor credentials in Virginia and other states. The certificate program also may be pursued to fulfill pre-service or continuing education requirements for various national certifications, such as National Certified Counselor or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Applicants to the program designate a specialization based upon interest and need. Specialization requirements may exceed the minimum number of required credits for the certificate program as a whole. Two concentrations are available: Professional Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling.