Certification

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CERTIFICATION:

Certification is a voluntary credentialing process for providers of Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy and:

Identifies those therapists who have met specific professional standards.
Recognises those professionals who are willing to uphold a professional Code of Ethics.
Advances the professionalism of CRT within the field of rehabilitation, with the public, and with third party payors.

LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION:

1)
Level I:

Persons certified at Level I meet the criteria for designation as a “Qualified Independent Practitioner,” as defined in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Guidelines for Cognitive Rehabilitation. Such a practitioner is defined as a person who has acquired appropriate credentials for the independent practice in their discipline according to state licensing and/or certification agencies appropriate to their profession; or in the absence of applicable state regulations, meet the appropriate national registration or certification requirements for the independent practice of their profession.

2)
Level II:

Persons certified at Level II are those who are unable to practice their professions independently, and require supervision by a “Qualified Independent Practitioner.” The Qualified Independent Practitioner is accountable for the design, implementation, and ongoing quality and appropriateness of evaluation and treatment services delivered to clients.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ACTIVE CERTIFICATION:
Certification is in effect for a five year period. To maintain certification in good standing with SCR, the therapist is required to:

1)
Practice Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy in accordance with the Code of Ethics established by the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, Inc.
2)
Maintain appropriate credentials required to practice (license, other certifications, registration).
3)
Remain in good standing with state regulating agencies and other professional organisations.
4)
Remain a member in good standing of the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, Inc.
5)
Participate in a minimum of 50 hours of continuing education directly related to Cognitive Rehabilitation during the 5-year certification period. Continuing education may be in the form of classwork, seminars, conferences, workshops, or individualised training. Proof of continuing education credits must be submitted to SCR at the end of the 5-year certification period.
6) Apply for re-certification. At the end of each 5 years, re-certification is necessary. Requirements include:

(a) submission of proof of participation in a minimum of 50 hours of continuing education credits in CRT, and
(b) submission of an annual recertification fee to be paid when renewing membership.

HOW TO BECOME CERTIFICATED

The following components make up the application process. Please email the Certification chairperson, Kristin Bewick, at kriscog@aol.com or phone at (USA) 570 826 3872 for an application packet to be sent in the mail:

Nonrefundable Application fee
Application form completed and signed
Diplomas from undergraduate/graduate programs
Vitae and / or resume
Credentials (license, certification, registration)
Verification of Supervised Clinical Work Experience Form(s)
Professional Reference Forms (2)
Clinical Work Sample: Case Report
Videotape of CRT session (standard VHS)
Clinical Work Sample: Videotape Critique Form
Release of Information Forms (Client and Clinician)
Supplemental materials if requesting waivers
Current SCR membership (highly recommended)