Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Allied Health Professions

Professional Counseling Certificate


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post-master's Graduate Certificate Program Professional Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.


Council on Rehabilitation Education; SACS

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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