Laddering Credential Classifications
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, the College encourages and supports Registrants to increase their levels of skill within the field. Registrants who hold the professional credentials of CVRP or CCVE in good standing are eligible to apply for the credential laddering to the status of Fellow or Diplomate.
The CVRP(F) classification has been developed to recognize individuals within the Vocational Rehabilitation field who have achieved higher levels of professionalism through post-graduate study, having achieved at minimum an undergraduate degree and other related professional certifications and designations. Also required are an area of vocational specialization, and expertise in areas such as course development, training program development in the applicant’s area of specialization, acceptance as an expert witness in the applicant’s field of expertise and contributing to the on-going development of the CVRP examination, among others. Registrants who carry the CVRP certification can apply to ladder up to the Fellow status.
The CVRP(D) classification recognizes senior practitioners at the highest level of professionalism in the Vocational Rehabilitation field and who have achieved at minimum a Master’s degree in a Vocational Rehabilitation field or a Master’s degree in a related field in addition to the completion of a certificate program outlined in the Fellowship Checklists. Also required are sub-specialities of expertise such as the development of courses and training programs, teaching, contributions to peer-reviewed journals and mentoring, among others. A greater number of activities in the vocational rehabilitation field are required to attain the CVRP(D) status. Registrants who hold the CVRP(F) credential can apply to ladder up to Diplomate status.
Please refer the CVRP Fellow Diplomate Checklist when submitting application.
CCVE(F) classification has been developed to recognize individuals within the field who have achieved higher levels of professionalism through post graduate study and/or maintenance of other recognized related Professional Designations. A CCVE(F) demonstrates expertise through several educational, professional development and professional contribution activities. These include professional presentations, contribution to peer-reviewed journals, curriculum/course development, teaching, expertise in the methodology of a Transferrable Skills Analysis, mentoring and/or contributing to the ongoing development of the CCVE examination. Registrants who carry the CCVE credential can apply to ladder up to Fellow status.
CCVE(D) is the highest classification within the College, this distinction recognizes senior practitioners within the field who have made significant contributions through educational, professional development and professional contribution activities. Registrants who have received the CCVE(F) credential can apply to ladder up their credential to the Diplomate status. Candidates will be required to demonstrate achievements in the areas of accomplishment listed for the CCVE(F) but a higher number of activities in the field are required to attain the CVRP(D)status. Also, to obtain the CCVE(D) certification, applicants must also confirm that they have a Masters or Doctorate degree from an accredited university in one of the following related areas: Vocational Evaluation/Assessment, Transferable Assessment/Analysis, Work Adjustment or Vocational Education or a Masters degree in a related field in addition to the completion of a certificate program outlined in the Fellowship Checklists.
Please refer to CCVE Fellow Diplomate Checklist when submitting application.
Applicants must complete and submit the following:
1- Application and fee $185.00. See Fee Schedule
2- Original and sealed education transcript(s) if not already submitted to CVRP. Due to COVID-19 CVRP is accepting soft copies of transcripts.
3- Current VSPC/PC, if required in current renewal year.
4- Current Professional Liability (Errors & Omissions) insurance certificate.
5- Completed appropriate checklist for the CVRP(F) or CVRP(D), CCVE(F) or CCVE(D) with documentation organized and submitted for each area of accomplishment. Checklists are available below.
7- 2 letters of reference.
The laddering application is reviewed by the Registrar once all required documentation is received.
If a Registrant has achieved the Fellow status and wishes to ladder-up to Diplomate status, Applicant must complete the laddering application and submit fee. Original and sealed education transcript(s) and current VSPC/PC, if required in current renewal year may be required for updating documentation, dependent on the date Fellow classification status was awarded.
If you are CVRP(F) Applicant you will only be required to submit documentation for 2 more areas of accomplishment.
If you are a CCVE(F), Applicant will only be required to submit 3 additional areas of accomplishment.
If you were grandfathered from the MCVP to the CVRP(F), and wish to ladder up to the Diplomate status, you will be required to submit all 6 areas of accomplishment.
CVRP requires all Registrants of the College maintain a current Errors and Omissions/liability (E&O) Insurance, preferably with defense coverage, as part of maintenance of their certification. The E&O/Liability insurance certificate should be specifically designed to cover the scope of practice and standards of practice for a CVRP and CCVE. It is noted that, if the E&O policy submitted by the Registrant is not from VRA Canada or one of its societies, then the College must review the specific policy wording to ensure it meets coverage relating to the scope of work of a CVRP and/or CCVE. If the Registrants’ E&O policy is not from VRA Canada, the laddering Applicant will be required to submit an additional review and administrative processing fee of $75.00 plus taxes along with the full policy wording.
Upon awarding of the Fellow or Diplomate status classification, the Public Registry information will be updated to reflect the new classification.
To download a copy of Policy For Laddering Of Credentials – click here