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Committee on Rehabilitation Accreditation

Toriell E. Sanford
Administrative Coordinator
University of Memphis Institute on Disability, 100 Ball Hall
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-4303

Purposes of CoRA

1. Develop, maintain, and revise accreditation standards for quality RDSE programs

2. Support the development and continuous improvement of RDSE programs by following defined and clearly communicated accreditation standards and procedures.

3. Systematically gather and use data from stakeholders to guide the revision and continuous improvement of accreditation standards and procedures.


Sponsor for Rehabilitation Accreditation

CoRA's accreditation services are provided by professionals who are  specifically trained in curriculum and standards for rehabilitation accreditation.  Accreditation procedures and guidelines are driven by CAAHEP policy and supported by the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA).  NRCA serves as CoRA's sponsoring organization and a NRCA representative serves on the Committee on Rehabilitation Accreditation.   

National Rehabilitation Counseling Association



CoRA Board Members

Dr. Penny Willmering, CRC, LPC, CoRA Co-Chair
Dr. David Perry, CRC, CoRA Co-Chair
Dr. Michelle Marmé, CRC, LCPC, NRCA Commissioner
Dr. Chrisann Schiro-Geist, CRC, CoRA Treasurer
Dr. Karen Barrett, CoRA Social Media Consultant 
Dr. Alan Bruce, CoRA International Consultant
Dr. J. Chad Duncan, CRC, CPO, CoRA Committee Member
Dr. Benjamin Jenkins, CRC, CoRA Committee Member
Dr. Regina Robertson, CRC, LPC, CoRA Committee Member

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Upcoming Events

Questions about accreditation?

National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, October 30-November 1.

Come Visit us at Our Poster Session: Undergraduate Rehabilitation Accreditation: History, Standards Review, and Vocational Competencies

Upcoming Symposium!

NRCA Presents: Disability and Social Justice: Setting the Course for Action

October 18-20, 2019

TIME: 5pm Friday - 1pm Sunday
LOCATION: University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

No one leaves without a plan for action! Ready to plunge into a couple of days of expert presentations, intense conversations, & to commit to making real changes in your research, professional and social communities? Come to Memphis!

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 Standards Announcement!

We are currently in a public comment period that ends September 30!  Please go to




Our discipline is proposing a name change to Inclusive Rehabilitation Sciences.    


Accreditation Documents

We are currently working on both Standards and Policies and Procedures.  Watch this space! 

Request for Accreditation Services Form