Credential Laddering – Application

Registrants who hold the professional credentials of CVRP and CCVE in good standing are eligible to apply for credential laddering to the status of Fellow or Diplomate. Each applicant must complete the credential laddering application form below and submit the laddering fee of $185. The criteria for the CVRP(F) and CVRP(D) can be found in the “Policy for CVRP Laddering of Credentials” at the following link: Click here. Specific itemized and attested proof is required for each criterion category utilized.


Masters’ and PhD Education transcripts must be requested from education institutions and forwarded. There is a Fellow and Diplomate check-list PDF linked to the Policy for the Laddering of Credentials as listed above. A completed checklist must be submitted with the laddering application and have clearly organized, attached documentation for each criterion before the application is processed.


CVRP requires that all Registrants of the College maintain a current Errors and Omissions (E&O) policy, preferably with Defense Insurance where possible, as part of maintenance of certification. The E&O Insurance should be specifically designed to cover scope of practice and standards of practice for a Vocational Rehabilitation Professional or Vocational Evaluator. The Defense Insurance allows a practitioner to consult very early in the complaints process and allows ‘frivolous claims’ to be resolved quickly. Other levels of E&O insurance, not specifically designed for a Vocational Rehabilitation Professional or Vocational Evaluator, may not be acceptable. It is the responsibility of each Registrant to ensure that adequate coverage is maintained.


Upon acceptance of the Credential Laddering by the College, the CVRP Public Registry information will be updated to reflect the new credential status. It is the responsibility of each Registrant to update his/her College profile to ensure all personal and work information is current.