Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE)

Scope of Practice

Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluators (CCVE) have the specialized expertise to conduct comprehensive assessments and provide forensic services for assisting in the determination of benefit entitlement or quantifying financial losses related to vocational impairment, earning capacity, work capacity, employability, placeability as well as residual vocational capacity and avocational-related losses. Canadian Registrants of the College must be Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP) prior to applying to become a CCVE. Registrants with this specialty possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences, skills, as well as the ability to determine strategies and to administer, score and interpret psychometric tests and/or work samples in providing vocational evaluation services, as confirmed via the College’s certification and examination process.

 

CCVE Certification

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals may apply for certification in areas of specialization, including Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE). This credential is awarded to professionals who can demonstrate competence in the essential performance areas related to Vocational Evaluation as described by the College’s Scope of Practice. The primary purpose of CCVE certification is to provide assurance to the public that those professionals engaged in vocational evaluation services have met acceptable standards of knowledge, performance and quality. All applicants must provide documentation of their education, training and professional work experience, submit independently authored work products for successful peer-review and pass the Board-certified CCVE examination.

 

Click here for the CCVE New Applicant Form

Click here to access the CCVE study guide

 

Eligibility

Prior to submitting a new application, please forward your current resume/CV showing VR experience and education to info@cvrp.ca to determine eligibility at no cost.

1- Currently be a registered CVRP in good standing.

 

2- Have an undergraduate degree (or higher) in Psychology, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment or other accredited degree with a minimum of two (2) years’ full-time work experience in the field of vocational evaluation.

 

3- Courses in vocational evaluation and assessment, transferable skills analysis, and transferable skills/employability analysis completed either as part of undergraduate(or higher) degree; and/or approved online education modules offered through CAVEWAS, VRA Canada or other association/organization. (Note: The College reserves the right to discretionary review of cited courses/education for meeting core requirements.) Click here for CCVE Domains of Learning.

 

4- Documentation of completion of training in vocational testing, as confirmed by graduate-level coursework in psychological/vocational testing or measurement; and/or equivalent training focused on psychological/vocational testing or measurement from recognized academic institution or recognized company that sells testing and offer straining; and/or informal training by a registered Psychologist or a CCVE/CVE/ICVE/ABVE (via a signed letter).
(Note: Test publishing companies have qualification requirements for the purchase and/or administration of Level A, B, and C tests. It will be the responsibility of the CCVE Registrant to ensure they meet those qualifications requirements.)

 

5- Demonstrate a minimum of two (2) years of full-time work experience in the field of vocational evaluation under the supervision of a CCVE/CVE/ICVE/ABVE or a registered Psychologist, along with job description(s).

 

6- Submission of completed Employer Verification Form(s) confirming above-noted experience; or if currently self-employed, Verification Forms completed by CCVE/CVE/ICVE/ABVE or registered Psychologist that provided supervision. Click here for Employment Verification Form – AVF

 

7- Demonstrate competency (i.e., demonstration of assessment methodology, collection of data, interpretation and presentation of assessment results, and professional communication) through oral peer review process by submitting two (2) redacted work products completed within the past two (2) years by the applicant that
include psychometric testing; aptitude, academic and interest; may include work sample testing. The oral review process will include applicant successfully taking part in and defending their work products and methodology via an oral peer review via Skype or similar online method, by the review panel.

Work products must be from one of the options below:

a) Transferable Skills Analysis Report and Vocational Evaluation Report; OR

b) Earnings Capacity Assessment Report and Vocational Evaluation Report; OR

c) Situational Assessment Report and Vocational Evaluation Report.

Note: Those applicants with CVRP TSA certification only need to submit a Vocational Evaluation Report for peer review.

 

8- Successful completion (minimum of 70%) of the CCVE certification examination.

 

CCVE Provisional (CCVE(P)) Eligibility

The College has developed a Provisional process to provide a CCVE certification for those who do not meet the criteria.

Prior to submitting a new application, please forward your current resume/CV showing VR experience and education to info@cvrp.ca to determine eligibility at no cost.

This category is comprised of two specific areas:

 

1- Have met all the eligibility requirements for CCVE certification except have less than two (2) years of full-time employment working in the field of vocational rehabilitation. They may write the CCVE certification examination and upon successful completion shall enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential CCVE(P) will be conferred to the Registrant and, upon completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervision Agreement these Registrants will be granted full CCVE status. Applicants will be allowed 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the provisional process by obtaining the required two years of vocational evaluation experience.

 

2- Have met all the eligibility requirements for CCVE certification except are not able to demonstrate competency through peer review of work products. They may write the CCVE certification examination and upon successful completion shall enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential CCVE(P) will be conferred to the Registrant and, upon completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervision Agreement these Registrants will be granted full CCVE status. Applicants will be allowed 24 months to complete the mentorship portion of the provisional process by being able to demonstrate competency through oral peer review process of their work products. During the mentoring supervision process, the provisional Registrant can use the CCVE(P) credential. As well, during this time all of their CCVE related work must be supervised and either co-authored/signed by a CCVE or a statement included to the effect that the work was reviewed by a CCVE (with name of CCVE indicated) to ensure standards of practice were followed. Once the provisional Registrant has successfully completed all mentoring criteria and the Mentoring Supervision Form has been filed with the College, the Registrant’s provisional classification will be changed to the CCVE credential and they can perform CCVE related work independently, within their area(s) of expertise and competence.

 

Click here for the CCVE(P) New Applicant Form

 

Credential Laddering

As the field of Vocational Rehabilitation continues to grow and develop, so does the diversity of educational opportunities that are available to VR Professionals. In recognition of this, CVRP encourages and supports Registrants to increase their levels of skill within the field. Registrants who hold the professional credentials of CVRP and CCVE in good standing are eligible to apply for the credential laddering to the status of Fellow or Diplomate.

 

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.

 

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 Laddering Eligibility and Application Process.

 

CCVE or CCVE(P) Application Process

Prior to submitting a CVRP(P) application, please forward your current resume/CV showing VR experience and education to info@cvrp.ca to determine eligibility at no cost.

The following must be submitted with application:

1- Application and fee $425.00 (includes examination) Click here for Fee Schedule.

2- Mandatory Jurisprudence Certificate. Registrant receives upon completion 4 Ethics Domain 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards certification compliance. Click here for Jurisprudence.

3- Proof of ability to work in Canada. A copy of a current Canadian Passport or Canadian Birth Certificate. If you do not currently hold Canadian citizenship, submit documented authorization under the Immigration Act (Canada) to engage in employment in Canada.

4- Original education transcripts, in a sealed envelope sent directly from the education institution. Due to COVID-19 CVRP is accepting soft copies of transcripts.

5- Submit a current Vulnerable Sector Police Check(VSPC)/Police Check.

6- Provide a current Error and Omissions(E&O)/Liability insurance certificate.

 

CVRP is pleased to announce that the CCVE online examination with virtual proctoring is available. The examination is divided into two 3 hour sessions (6 hours total). It is a competency examination on Vocational Rehabilitation, consisting of 300 skill-based, multiple-choice and scenario questions. The content is standardized and a passing grade of 70% is required for Certification. A new applicant can book the online examination for the date of your choosing. There is a virtual proctoring fee in USD dollars payable directly to Examity, virtual proctor. If a rewrite is required the fee payable to CVRP is $125.00. For rewrites, no shows and cancelation fees may be payable to the online examination platform and virtual proctor.

 

An applicant achieves certification upon the following:

1- Successful Examination – minimum of 70%

2- Initial (first year) Registration fee for new Registrant $285.00. Click here for the Fee Schedule

A Registrant profile will be created for the Public Registry, membership communications and certification compliance.

 

Click here for certification compliance.
Click here for the Core Competencies/Domains of Learning.

Click here for the Approved CEU List.

For CEUs that do not appear on the Approved CEU list, Registrants can submit a pre or post-approval of an education program.

Click here for Pre and/or Post Education Program Applications.

Click here for the Annual Renewal Policy.
Click here to see all Registration Polices.

 

If you would like more information about Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, please contact CVRP.