Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP)

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

 

Application Process

Click here for the CVRP New Application.

 

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.

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.

 

To access the CVRP Study Guide

 

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Transferable Skills Analysis (CVRP TSA)

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 info@cvrp.ca to determine eligibility at no cost.

1- Complete the 2 approved on-line modules Domain 4 Transferable Skills and Employability Analysis and Transferable Skills Analysis offered through CAVEWAS.

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.

 

Click here CVRP TSA pathway application.

 

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.

 

Click here for Laddering application, process and policy.

 

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.

 

Provisional CVRP(P) Classification

The College has amended the Internship and Provisional process to provide a CVRP certification opportunity for those who do not meet the criteria.

 

This category is comprised of four specific areas:

 

1.Applicants who do not hold a degree but who have completed a post-secondary diploma and/or certificate in Vocational Rehabilitation, Career Development Practice, Disability Management or Life Care Planning can apply. Click here for Canadian DM Programs. They must have the required seven (7) years of work experience in the field. They may write the CVRP certification examination and upon successful completion shall then enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. They will need to complete 800 hours of VR work experience with a mentor. The credential, CVRP(P) will be conferred upon the Registrant and successful completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervising Agreement these Registrants will be granted full CVRP status. Applicants will be allowed 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the Provisional Process by obtaining the required 800 hours of VR experience.

OR

2.Applicants who do not hold a degree, diploma or certificate but who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree/diploma/certificate program in Vocational Rehabilitation, Career Development Practice, Disability Management or Life Care Planning can apply. Click here for Canadian DM Programs. The applicants in this category must also demonstrate a minimum of seven (7) years of work experience in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation. They may write the CVRP certification examination and upon successful completion shall then enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential CVRP(P) will be conferred upon the Registrant and, upon completion of all requirements including completion of the academic program under the Mentorship Supervising Agreement, Registrants will be granted full CVRP status. Applicants will be allowed 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the Provisional process and must graduate from the program within this time period.

OR

3.Applicants who hold a related university degree but do not have a minimum of 800 VR hours of experience can apply. These applicants may write the CVRP certification examination and upon successful completion shall then enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential, CVRP(P), will be conferred upon the Registrant and successful completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervising Agreement these candidates will be granted full CVRP status. Applicants will be allowed 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the Provisional process by obtaining the required 800 hours of VR experience.

OR

4.Applicants who have a non-related university degree and do not have a minimum of 36 months of related experience can apply. These applicants may write the CVRP certification examination and upon successful completion shall then enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the Collège. The credential, CVRP(P), will be conferred upon Registrant and successful completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervising Agreement these candidates will be granted full CVRP status. Applicants will be allowed 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the Provisional process.

 

CVRP(P) Application Process

Click here for the CVRP or CVRP(P) New Application.

 

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 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.

 

For more information about VR core compentencies Click here.

 

An new applicant can book the 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.

 

CVRP and CVRP TSA Certification Compliance

Click here for the Certification Maintenance Policy.

For Registrants with more than one certification the maximum Continuing Education Units (CEUs) compliance applies.

 

Annual Certification Compliance

1- Annual Renewal Application form and Annual Fee. Click here for the Fee Schedule.

2- Current Errors and Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance.

Bi-annual Certification Compliance

1- Annual renewal application form and annual fee. Click here for the Fee Schedule.

2- Current Errors and Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance.

3- 40 approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – of the 40 CEUs – 6 ethics Domain 8.

 

Click here for the Core Competencies of a VR Professional.

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.

 

5 Year Certification Compliance

1- Annual renewal application form and annual fee. Click here for Fee Schedule.

2- Current Errors and Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance.

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

 

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

 

CVRP(P) Certification Compliance

Registrants with more than one certification the maximum Continuing Education Units (CEUs) compliance applies.

 

Annual Certification Compliance

1- Annual renewal application form and annual fee. Click here for the Fee Schedule.

2- Current Errors and Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance.

3- 36 Month Expiry

Bi-annual Certification Compliance

1- Annual renewal application form and annual fee. Click here for the Fee Schedule.

2- Current Errors and Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance.

3- 40 approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – of the 40 CEUs – 6 ethics Domain 8.

4- 36 Month Expiry

 

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