Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE)

Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE) is a sub-specialty certification within the field of vocational rehabilitation for professionals who are engaged in transferable skills analysis, vocational evaluation/assessments and earning capacity analysis, utilizing psychometric/ vocational testing (at least Level A and Level B tests) as well as work samples technology.

 

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRPs) may apply for certification in areas of specialization including Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE), Certified Vocational Evaluator/Fellow (CCVE(F)) or Certified Vocational Evaluator/Diplomat and (CCVE(D)). These credentials are awarded to professionals having competence in the essential performance areas as related to Vocational Evaluation/Assessment, and as demonstrated by education, training, professional work experience and formal board examination.

 

Purpose

The primary purpose of CCVE, CCVE(F) and CCVE(D) certifications is to provide assurance to the public that those professionals engaged in vocational evaluation meet acceptable standards of minimum knowledge, performance and quality. Professionals who earn the designation of Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE) and/or Certified Vocational Evaluator/Fellow (CCVE(F)) or Certified/Vocational Evaluation/Diplomat (CCVE(D)) have demonstrated that, based on the criteria established by the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, they possess an acceptable minimum level of knowledge and expertise with regard to the practice of Vocational Evaluation, which includes the methodology of a Transferable Skills Analysis.

 

Click here for the CCVE Scope of Practice

 

CCVE Credential Classifications

CCVE – Practicing

This class of Certificate is held by active Registrants who have:

Fellow – CCVE(F)

This classification has been developed to recognize individuals within the field who have achieved higher levels of professionalism through Post Graduate study and/or maintenance of other recognized related Professional Designations. A CCVE(F) demonstrates expertise through a number of educational, professional development and professional contribution activities. These include professional presentations, contribution to peer-reviewed journals, curriculum/course development, teaching, expert witness experience, service on Boards within the VR field, mentoring new registrants and/or contributing to the ongoing development of the CCVE exam. Click here for more information.

 

Diplomate – CCVE(D)

The highest classification within the College, this distinction recognizes senior practitioners within the field who have made significant contributions through educational, professional development and professional contribution activities. Click here for more information.

 

Certification Requirements – A. Coursework and B. Examination

A. Specific Coursework

 

  1. An undergraduate degree (or higher) in Psychology, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment or related field with 2 years experience.

  2. Specific course requirements may be met through completion of formal education, lecture courses, unpaid practicums, seminars or workshops, as approved by the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals. A minimum of 16 clock hours must be completed in each of the Domains of Learning as described below. The College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals reserves the right to discretionary review of cited courses as meeting core requirements. (scroll down to review the detailed list of topics within each Domain of Learning.)

     

    The CCVE Domains of Learning are:

    1. Foundation of Vocational Evaluation

    2. Principles of Vocational Evaluation

    3. Test Selection

    4. Transferable Skills & Employability Analysis

    5. Occupational Information

    6. Ethics

    7. Disability

    8. Communication

  3. School transcripts will be reviewed to determine if courses will satisfy educational requirements. Submission of a course description or course syllabus directly copied from educational materials is required in order to demonstrate course content. If these are not +available, a letter from the instructor on the appropriate letterhead that details a course description, making detailed reference to specific course information needed as part of the information covered in the course.

 

B. Eligibility to Sit the CCVE Examination

 

In order to pursue certification via formal examination, the candidate must meet the following eligibility requirements:

 

  1. An undergraduate degree (or higher) in Psychology, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment or related field or an unrelated degree with commensurate experience, as determined by the College.

  2. Specific course requirements may be met through completion of formal education, lecture courses, unpaid practicums, seminars or workshops, as approved by the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals. A minimum of 16 clock hours must be completed in each of the content areas described above. The College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals reserves the right to discretionary review of cited courses as meeting core requirements.

  3. Must submit proof of education/qualification to administer Level B psychometric tests.

  4. Currently be a member in good standing with CVRP and:

    1. Demonstrate a minimum of two years work experience conducting vocational assessments, using psychometrics

    2. Completion and authoring of minimum 40 vocational evaluations, including conducting job matching activity, making recommendations for vocational rehabilitation activity and independently authoring vocational assessment reports, PLUS completion of minimum 10 Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA), including conducting job matching activity and independently authoring TSA report

    3. Completion of labour market research via Internet-based research as well as direct employer contact

    4. Submission of completed Employer Verification Form(s) confirming above-noted experience or, if self employed, Verification Forms completed by 3 referral sources

    5. Submission of formal Job Description(s), signed by the Employer(s) or yourself, if self employed

  5. Demonstrate competency through peer review (i.e. demonstration of assessment methodology, interpretation and presentation of assessment results, and professional communication) via submission of the following fully independently authored redacted work products:

    1. Transferable Skills Analysis Report

    2. Vocational Assessment or Vocational Evaluation Report

  6. Additional documents required as a CVRP registrant in good standing, if not already submitted for CVRP registration:

    1. A current original Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSPC) (within 4 years of the search date). A VSPC is valid for 5 years. A new one is not required if you already have one on file with CVRP. If you are not registered with CVRP but have one on file with your employer, a copy of that one is sufficient.

    2. Certificate of current Professional Liability (Errors and Omissions (E & O)) Practice Insurance that is specific to the practice of VR or VE in Canada.

    3. Copy of Birth Certificate or current Canadian Passport. If not born in Canada, proof of Canadian Citizenship or authorization under the Immigration Act (Canada) to permit you to engage in employment in Canada and/or confirmation that you have worked in Canada for at least 7 years.

Following satisfactory demonstration of the above via formal peer review through the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, the candidate must successfully pass the formal CCVE examination through the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals. A mark of 70% must be achieved in order to be considered a passing grade.

 

Application Process

The College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (The College) has developed a competency examination for the Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE) as a Vocational Specialty Credential. The examination consists of two(2) sections of 150 multiple choice questions. Examination candidates are allowed up to 3 hours to complete each section.

 

Upon successful passing of the CCVE examination and award of the CCVE, application for the Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator/Fellow (CCVE(F)) or Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator/Diplomate (CCVE(D) status, can be completed under separate application.

 

Upon acceptance into the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, each member will be listed in the CVRP Public Registry, which contains all of the publicly available contact information (Name, Registration year, Certification and number, Employment contact information, status of Registration) of certified members of the College. Any person may request a copy of all or part of the Register of members of the College.

 

An application is considered to be incomplete until all the information has been received by CVRP. A copy of the receipt for application for the VSPC will be accepted in the interim of its completion. An original copy of the completed VSPC and the Certificate of Errors and Omissions Insurance must be received by CVRP to finalize registration of the CCVE credential with the College.

 

CCVE Application documents are to be received a minimum of 45 days prior to the certification examination date, along with the non-refundable application fee, to allow for the peer-review process of the submitted work samples.

 

All applications are reviewed by the Registrar and/or a panel of experienced members of the CCVE Registration and Application Committee to fairly determine if the Applicant has met preliminary eligibility criteria. The re-dacted work samples are forwarded to the CCVE Peer-Review Committee, where 2 arbitrarily chosen trained peer reviewers will provide a confidential decision to the Registrar on the acceptability and quality of the applicants work.

 

The successful CCVE applicant is then provided with the date of the next certification examination sitting. If an applicant is deemed ineligible to sit the upcoming examination, the Registrar will provide a written refusal with an accompanying explanation. Should the applicant be considered ineligible to sit the examination upon initial application, the Registrar will endeavour to assist that applicant with preparation for the next examination sitting, through highlighting additional prerequisite education and/or the procurement of necessary documentation.

 

Failure to Pass CCVE Examination

 

If a CCVE applicant does not successfully pass the certification examination at time of initial writing, the Registrar and/or the CCVE Application and Registration Committee will endeavor to assist the CCVE applicant with preparation for the next examination sitting, through highlighting in particular additional educational resources for the demonstrated areas of weakness. An applicant may re-apply to sit the certification examination. Submission of applicable fees is required.

 

An Applicant may have a total of four attempts (including first sitting) to successfully pass the certification examination. An examination fee is charged each time an applicant sits the examination. With each sitting of the certification examination, the Applicant will be provided with a new certification examination to minimize inherent learning effects on results.

 

Deferral CCVE Competency Examination Date

 

A CCVE applicant can request deferral or postponement to a future certification examination date, if the interference of unforeseen life circumstances renders the applicant’s attendance to the established examination date untenable. Reasonable explanation is required with payment of deferment fee (Click here for Application for Examination Deferment).

 

Following review of the request for postponement application, an applicant may be granted a “pass through” to the next scheduled certification examination date depending on individual circumstance. Each request will be reviewed by the Registrar of the College and/or the CCVE Registration and Application Committee, as deemed necessary.

 

The request for examination deferment must be received no less than ten (10) days prior to the established certification examination date. In the case of an emergency, the CCVE applicant is responsible to email the Registrar as soon as possible for the special circumstance review. Only one request for deferral is accepted per CCVE application. An applicant who applies to write the examination but fails to attend the next established certification examination on the date for which they have been assigned will be required to re-apply.

 

In consideration of exceptional circumstances, an applicant can request in writing (electronic copy accepted) a refund of the certification examination fee upon providing explanation and documentation to support that request. The written request for refund of the certification examination fee must be received by the Registrar no less than 30 days prior to the established certification examination date.

 

Applicants who have either been denied the opportunity to write the certification examination or who have been denied a request for postponement or deferral of the examination date may refer to the Appeals Policy for further information. (see Appeals Policy – click here).

 

Click here for the CCVE Application Form

 

The CCVE Domains of Learning are:

 

  1. Foundation of Vocational Evaluation

    • Introduction to the history of Rehabilitation

    • Outline of Areas of Practice

    • The role of Vocational Evaluation (Scope)

  2. Principles of Vocational Evaluation

    • Client evaluation – Setting the stage to ensure best results

    • Worksite Evaluation

    • Behavioral Observation

    • Vocational Evaluation Planning

    • Principles of Case Management

  3. Test Selection

    • Career Option

    • Orientation to Testing and Measurement

    • Research Methodologies

    • Analysis

    • Use of Standardized Measurements

    • Types of Test

    • Accommodation in Testing

    • Disabilities and Testing

    • Test Selection

    • Administration

      • Interpretation

      • Scoring

    • Reporting

  4. Transferable Skill And Employability Analysis

    • Function

    • Occupation Analysis

    • Methodologies

    • Understanding Variables

    • Preparation and Strategies

    • Tools and Software Programs

  5. Occupational Information

    • General Overview of Employment

    • Labour Market Research

    • Trends in Employment

    • Types of Jobs, Skills, Standards

    • Career Exploration

    • Classification

    • Occupational Resources

    • Policies and Benefit Options

    • Job Placement

    • Accommodations/Modifications

    • Types of Accommodations and Modifications

    • Techniques in Facilitation

  6. Ethics

    • Review the CVRP Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

    • Ethical Reporting

    • Ethical Decision Making

    • Informed Consent and Release of Data

  7. Disability

    • Types of Disabilities

    • Medical Aspects, Functional, Psychological, Pharmacology

    • Episodic Disabilities

    • Rights and Policies Regarding Disabilities

    • Impact of Disabilities Within the Workplace

    • Resources, Programs, Devices

    • Exceptionalities

  8. Communication

    • Case Management

    • Interviewing, Counselling, Mediation

    • Report Development

    • Presentation of Findings

    • Developing and Communicating Plans

 

Click here for the CCVE Application Form