Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals may apply for certification in areas of specialization including Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE) or 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) certification 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.
An undergraduate degree (or higher) in Psychology, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment or related field with 2 years experience .
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.
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.
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
- Use of standardized Measurements
- Types of Test
- Accommodation in Testing
- Disabilities and Testing
- Test Selection
- Administration o Interpretation o Scoring
4. Transferable Skill And Employability Analysis
- Occupation Analysis
- 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, standard
- Career Exploration
- Occupational Resources
- Policies and benefit options
- Job Placement
- Types of accommodations and modifications
- Techniques in facilitation
- Review the CVRP Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
- Ethical Reporting
- Ethical decision making
- Informed consent and release of data
- Types of disabilities
- Medical aspects, functional, psychological, pharmacology,
- Episodic disabilities
- Rights and policies regarding disabilities
- Impact of disabilities within the workplace
- Resources, programs, device
- Case Management
- Interviewing, counseling, mediation
- Report development
- Presentation of findings
- Developing and communicating plans
Preparation to be Eligible 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:
a) Demonstrate a minimum of two years work experience conducting vocational assessments, using psychometrics.
b) 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
c) completion of labour market research via Internet-based research as well as direct Employer contact
d) submission of completed Employer Verification Form(s) confirming above-noted experience or, if self employed, Verification Forms completed by 3 referral sources
e) 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:
a) Transferable Skills Analysis Report
b) Vocational Assessment or Vocational Evaluation Report
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 AND REVIEW
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.
Examination Application is available online on the CVRP website at the following link (Click here for the link).
There are hot keys at the end of the application form for electronic upload of the required document, excluding the required original documents. Payment of applicable fees is available on-line through PayPal. Please refer to the College Fee schedule (Click here).
CCVE Application documents are to be received a minimum of 45 days prior to the next Regional certification examination date, along with the non-refundable application fee, to allow for the peer-review process of the submitted work samples. If outstanding documentation and full payment are not received to allow for full processing, the applicant may be required to pay the examination deferment fee.
An applicant can request examination deferment on a one time basis. See Deferral CCVE Competency Examination Date below.
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.
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, following the process as outlined above (see: Application Process and Review). 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 the next regional 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).
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.
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.
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).