Code of Ethics

Students enrolled in the Rehabilitation Counseling program at East Carolina University must abide by the following codes of ethics:

Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Code of Professional Ethics

CRCC is the national accrediting body for rehabilitation counseling certification. In turn, the CRC certification program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). All certified rehabilitation counselors are mandated to follow the Professional Code of Ethics (PDF).

American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics

Students and graduates are encouraged to join ACA, the North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA) and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC). Graduates are encouraged to earn their Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential, which is required to practice counseling in North Carolina, unless exempted by holding other mental health licenses or working in certain governmental settings. LPCs in North Carolina are required to follow the ACA code of ethics, which can be obtained online.