27) Rehabilitation Counselor levels 1/3

  • A "Counselor for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities" is rehabilitation experts who provide general services such as diagnosis and evaluation, rehabilitation counseling and case management, transition period service and vocational rehabilitation to those who have difficulties in personal activities or social participation due to personal injury, function restriction, circumstance factors, etc.

  • Eligibility
    The types of counselors for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and the eligibility requirements to take a national examination are classified as follows. In such cases, a person who has obtained a degree in a field of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities from a graduate school, university, college, or junior college of a foreign country and is deemed by the Minister of Health and Welfare to have academic background fulfilling the criteria for qualifications by grade shall be deemed to meet the eligibility requirements to take the examination for the relevant grade:
    1. Grade I counselor for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities: Any of the following persons:
      1. A person who has received a doctor's degree in a field of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities from a graduate school under the Higher Education Act.
      2. A person who has received a master's degree in a field of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities from a graduate school under the Higher Education Act, as a person who has the certificate for Grade II counselor for rehabilitation of disabled persons.
      3. A person who has worked for any institution related to the rehabilitation of persons with disability for at least three years, as a person who has the certificate for Grade II counselor for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
      4. A person who has worked for any institution related to the rehabilitation of persons with disability for at least five years, as a person who has the certificate for Grade II social welfare worker.
    2. Grade II counselor for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities: Any of the following persons:
      1. A person who has completed a curriculum related to the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare at a university or college under the Higher Education Act.
      2. A person who has worked for any institution related to the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities for at least two years, as a person who has the certificate for Grade III counselor for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
      3. A person who has worked for any institution related to the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities for at least three years, as a person who has the certificate for Grade II social welfare worker.
    3. Grade III counselor for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities: A person who has completed a curriculum related to the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare at a junior college under the Higher Education Act.

    Disqualifications standards

    1. A mentally ill person under subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Mental Health Act: Provided, That this shall not apply to a person deemed qualified as a prothetist/orthotist, etc. by a medical specialist.
    2. A person addicted to narcotics, hemp, or psychotropic drug.
    3. A person under adult guardianship.
    4. A person who was sentenced to punishment equivalent to or severer than imprisonment without labor for a violation of this Act, Articles 234 and 317 (1) of the Criminal Act, the Medical Service Act, the National Health Insurance Act, the Medical Care Assistance Act, the Act on Special Measures for the Control of Public Health Crimes, the Narcotics Control Act, or the Prevention of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Act, and the execution thereof is not completed or is yet to be declared exempt from the execution thereof.
  • No. of subjects No. of items Score allocation Total score Type of items
    Rehabilitation Counselor level 1 Written test: 7 120 1 per item 120 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Rehabilitation Counselor level 2 Written test: 7 150 1 per item 150 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Rehabilitation Counselor level 3 Written test: 7 120 1 per item 120 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Rehabilitaion counsellor level 1
    Period Test subjects
    (No. of items)
    No. of items Type of items
    1st Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation(22),
    Rehabilitation Counseling(22),
    Rehabilitation Case Mangement(22)
    66 Multiple choice
    2nd Vocational Evaluation(12),
    Job Develop and Placement(17),
    Rehabilitation Administration(10),
    Rehabilitation Policy(15)
    54 Multiple choice
    Rehabilitaion counsellor level 2
    Period Test subjects
    (No. of items)
    No. of items Type of items
    1st Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation(23),
    Rehabilitation Counseling(23),
    Rehabilitation Case Mangement(23)
    69 Multiple choice
    2nd Vocational Evaluation(23),
    Job Develop and Placement(27),
    Rehabilitation Administration(17),
    Rehabilitation Policy(14)
    81 Multiple choice
    Rehabilitaion counsellor level 3
    Period Test subjects
    (No. of items)
    No. of items Type of items
    1st Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation(21),
    Rehabilitation Counseling(20),
    Rehabilitation Case Mangement(20)
    61 Multiple choice
    2nd Vocational Evaluation(13),
    Job Develop and Placement(26),
    Rehabilitation Administration(10),
    Rehabilitation Policy(10)
    59 Multiple choice
  • Those who score at least 60 percent across all subjects and at least 40 percent in each individual subject will be considered to be successful candidates.

  • Test Times Test date Date of announcement of successful candidates Number of applicants Number of examinees Number of successful candidates Pass rate
    (%)
    Rehabilitaion counsellor level 1 1 2018.02.10. 2018.02.28. 329 308 212 68.8
    2 2018.11.24. 2018.12.13. 320 277 111 40.1
    Rehabilitaion counsellor level 2 1 2018.02.10. 2018.02.28. 330 320 287 89.7
    2 2018.11.24. 2018.12.13. 353 342 295 86.3
    Rehabilitaion counsellor level 3 1 2018.02.10. 2018.02.28. 27 27 24 89.9
    2 2018.11.24. 2018.12.13. 39 37 27 73.0