Step 1: A new Applicant must submit a current resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org to determine eligibility.
Step 2: Once the new Applicant has been determined for eligibility, the Applicant must submit the application form, fee and required documentation.
Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport. If not born in country of residence, proof of Citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Original educational institute transcripts (in a sealed envelope from the education institution) specifying course(s) of study and course work completed. Due to COVID-19 CVRP is accepting soft copies of transcripts.
Documentation of 800 hours of practicum experience if a new graduate of a VR or Disability Management university program.
A Resume/Curriculum Vitae demonstrating a minimum of 800 hours of directly related work experience if a practicing VR professional with a VR-related university education. This would include, for example, degrees in Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, etc. A Resume/Curriculum Vitae demonstrating 36 months of directly related work experience if a practicing VR professional with a non-VR related university education. This would include, for example, degrees in Business Administration, Sociology, English, etc.
Upon successful completion of online examination a Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSPC)/Criminal Record Check from region of residence. Only original VSPC documentation will be accepted. The VSPC may be submitted after online examination but must be submitted prior to completion of the registration process. Due to COVID-19, CVRP is accepting soft copies of transcripts. A copy of the receipt for application for the VSPC/PC will be accepted in the interim of its completion.
Upon successful completion on online examination proof of current Error and Omissions/Liability Insurance is required. The insurance certificate may be submitted after the online examination but must be submitted prior to completion of application process.
Application Process and Review
An application is considered to be incomplete until all the information has been received by the College, with the exception of the Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSPC)/Criminal Record Check and proof of Errors and Omissions/Liability Practice Insurance.
In consideration of exceptional circumstances, an applicant can request in writing a refund of the certification examination fee upon providing explanation and documentation to support request. The written request for refund of the certification examination fee must be received by the College no less than 30 days prior to the established certification examination date.
If an Applicant does not successfully pass the certification examination with a 70% grade, an applicant may re-apply to sit the certification examination, following the process as outlined above. Submission of applicable fees is required.
An Applicant may have a total of 4 attempts (including first sitting) to successfully pass the certification examination. A fee is charged each time an Applicant sits the examination. After 2 failed examination attempts further education may be recommended.
Specific information regarding the development of the certification examination can be found in the Certification Examination Policy.
Upon completion of the certification online examination, the applicant will receive results immediately. The College will then issue a examination results letter with next certification steps.
Postponement or Deferral of Competency Examination Date
A new Applicant can request postponement or deferral of their online examination date if unforeseen circumstances occur.
A Request for Deferment Application must be completed, submitted with the appropriate documentation and fee. The Request for Deferment Application must be received no less than 10 days prior to the established certification online examination date. In the case of an emergency, the Applicant is responsible to email email@example.com. Only one request for online examination deferral is accepted per new application. If an Applicant fails to notify the College of their inability to sit the online examination they will be required to submit the “no-show” fee.
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 College Appeals Policy for further information.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a copy of the New Application Policy