Scope of Practice
Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP) assist individuals to access, maintain or return to vocational/avocational activities, and to determine and facilitate access to any vocational rehabilitation and/or support services needed to achieve the desired goals. The practice of vocational rehabilitation is a best-practice, client-centered process and specialized service which provides assistance to persons with or at-risk of experiencing disabilities, impairments, limitations and/or barriers with respect to school, home, employment and community-based activities. Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences and skills, as well as the ability to determine and apply interventions and strategies in order to provide vocational rehabilitation services, as confirmed via the College’s certification and examination process.
In addition, CVRP Registrants who have successfully completed the CVRP TSA Pathway can also conduct TSAs.
A Registrant who has completed the additional training/steps to become certified in completing a Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA) can independently complete a TSA for benefit eligibility and entitlement, future employability, and earning capacity as per the standards of practice in completing a TSA.
The following services can be performed by a CVRP when supervised by a CCVE or ICVE:
Vocational Analysis or Evaluation/Assessment for forensic, medical, legal or dispute resolution purposes as per standards of practice
Transferable Skills Analysis for benefit eligibility and entitlement, future employability, and earning capacity as per standards of practice
Prior to submitting a new application, please forward your current resume/CV showing VR experience and education to email@example.com 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 and/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- Proof of VR Experience.
If you are a practicing VR professional with related university education please submit detailed Resume/Curriculum Vitae, showing a minimum of 800 hours of related work experience.
If you are a practicing VR professional with non-VR related university education please submit a detailed Resume/Curriculum Vitae showing a minimum 36 months of related work experience.
If you are a new graduate of an accepted VR or Disability Management degree please submit transcript documentation or a signed affidavit or 2 written attestations of 800 hours of practicum experience.
6- Submit a current Vulnerable Sector Police Check(VSPC)/Police Check.
7- Provide a current Error and Omissions(E&O)/Liability insurance certificate.
CVRP is pleased to announce that the CVRP 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 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.
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Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Transferable Skills Analysis (CVRP TSA)
Scope of Practice
Scope of Practice
Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Transferable Skills Analysis (CVRP TSA) assist individuals to access, maintain or return to vocational/avocational activities, and to determine and facilitate access to any vocational rehabilitation and/or support services needed to achieve the desired goals. The practice of vocational rehabilitation is a best-practice, client-centered process and specialized service which provides assistance to persons with or at-risk of experiencing disabilities, impairments, limitations and/or barriers with respect to school, home, employment and community-based activities. Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences, skills, as well as the ability to determine and apply interventions and strategies in order to provide vocational rehabilitation services, as confirmed via the College’s certification and examination process. CVRP registrants, who have successfully met the requirements pertaining to doing TSA scope of work, are recognized to be qualified to independently carry out and write TSA reports without the report being co-authored or peer reviewed by a CCVE.
CVRPs Wanting to do TSA Work
The College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals is pleased to announce they have developed a pathway for Registrants who do or want to do TSA work.
The College, as per a formal request from VRA Canada, has reviewed the recommendations made and developed a pathway that will evaluate the Registrant’s demonstrated competency while addressing the critical requirement to protect the public.
Current CVRP Registrants wanting to do, or continue doing, TSA work must complete the requirements by the end of June 30, 2021. All future CVRPs wanting to do TSA scope of work after June 30, 2021 must complete the requirements as per the application process.
CVRP TSA Application Process
Prior to submitting a CVRP TSA application, please forward your current Resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org to determine eligibility at no cost.
2- Pass the oral peer review by submitting a redacted TSA report either authored or co-authored within the past 2 years by applicant.
3- Ensure to advise your professional liability insurer (as offered through VRAC) know that you are doing TSA work
4- Maintain association membership, in good standing with any VRA Canada Society to access various training programs for professional development
Upon achieving CVRP TSA certification, the Registrant will be permitted within the Standards of Practice to perform Transferable Skills Analysis and/or assessments for the purpose of determining suitable alternate employment options and/or career exploration options, along with the applicable wages for each option.
The Board of the College has approved a transition period for applicants to meet all the requirements by June 30, 2021 who are currently doing TSA work. All new CVRP registrants wanting to do TSA work must meet the requirements prior to commencing this work as per the College’s scope of practice.
Effective immediately, any CVRP Registrant who is doing or wants to do TSA work can go apply to be evaluated.
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 College has developed a pathway for New Applicants who do not meet CVRP eligibility.
This policy replaces the original two classifications of Provisional and Intern.