Certification Renewal Policy

The mandate of CVRP is to protect the public through rigorous credentialing standards, complaints and disciplinary procedures to ensure Registrants are meeting minimum standards of knowledge and practice by passing the certification competency examination. Upon attaining certification, it is the responsibility of the Registrant to maintain registration compliance as set forth in CVRP Registration Policies – click here.

 

Upon registration, a Registrant Profile is created. All pertinent registration, personal and work contact information is recorded in the Profile. Failure to update contact information by a Registrant can lead to missed renewal notices and notices of registration changes.

 

Requirements for Annual Renewal

 

Each Registrant is required to attest to standards of professional behavior and ethics in the form of declarations, as specified on the Renewal Application Form.

Each Registrant is required to provide payment of registration renewal fees by renewal date.

Each Registrant is required to provide current proof of E&O/Professional Liability Insurance.

 

The College has the authority to conduct random registration audits for compliance without notice. If a Registrant’s CEU maintenance record is not compliant, a written notice will be forwarded for immediate action and could result in a registration penalty.

 

Requirements Related to Errors and Omissions Practice/Liability Insurance

CVRP requires Registrants to maintain current Errors and Omissions(E&O)/Professional Liability insurance, preferably with Defense Insurance for College complaints, wherever possible, as part of maintenance of their certification. Insurance should be specifically designed to cover the scope of practice and the standards of practice for a Vocational Rehabilitation Professional. The Defense Insurance allows a practitioner to consult a lawyer very early in the complaints process and allows “frivolous or malicious complaints” to be resolved quickly. Other levels of insurance, not specifically designed for a Vocational Rehabilitation Professional, may not be acceptable.

 

It is the responsibility of each Registrant to ensure that adequate coverage is maintained, whether through an affiliated professional association policy, personal policy or policy provided through place of employment.

 

Additional Requirements for Renewal

CEU Submissions

Every two years, 30 days prior to the registration renewal date, the professional development/continuing education component must be met in order to maintain certification of registration.

 

VSPC/Police Check Renewals

Each Registrant is required to provide an updated Vulnerable Sector Police Check/Criminal Police Check (VSPC) click here. A current VSPC/Police Check must be submitted every 5 years or before date of expiry. Upon receipt, the date of the current VSPC is recorded in the Registrant’s Profile.

 

The Renewal Application Process

Registrants must access their profile in order to complete the Renewal Application process and fee payment. Should a Registrant be unable to log onto the website and access their Member Profile, it is the responsibility of the Registrant to contact info@cvrp.ca.

 

The completed Renewal Application Form and accompanying payment must be received by 11:59 PM on the registration renewal date.

 

Registration Maintenance/Penalties

Registrants are notified of pending registration renewal. Failure to comply with the Annual Renewal requirements will result in penalties and Administrative Suspension.

 

Once a Registrant’s certificate of registration is suspended it will be noted in the Public Registry. The suspended Registrant must immediately remove all reference to the CVRP Credential in all personal and business communications, verbal and written. Failure to do so could result in legal action.

 

For reinstatement please contact the College. Click here for the Policy for Administrative Suspension and Reinstatement for Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals.

 

Failure to receive CVRP renewal notices, whether due to a block in Registrant’s personal and/or work email and/or failure to update email address change in the Member Profile is not considered grounds for an extension and/or for exclusion from annual renewal requirements. It is the responsibility of the Registrant to follow all policies for annual renewal to maintain registration in good standing.

 

The penalty fine for late renewal is automatically added to the outstanding renewal fee the day after registration fees are due.

 

Extenuating Circumstances

Consideration of extenuating circumstances for fee payment and/or submission of documentation may be requested in writing to info@cvrp.ca.