Scope of Practice

The Mandate of the College is to regulate the practice of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals through the participation of the public and the profession in accordance Standards of Practice.


Standard 1 – Scope of Practice   

*** Effective January 1, 2020


Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP) assist individuals with a disability or who are disadvantaged, to access, maintain or return to vocational/avocational activities or access same via Comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation and Support Services. The practice of vocational rehabilitation is an evidence-based, client-centred process and specialized service which provides assistance to persons with or at risk of experiencing disabilities, impairments and limitations/barriers to school, at home, employment and in the community at large.  Vocational Rehabilitation professionals possess a unique set of knowledge domains, experiences, skills, interventions and strategies when providing Vocational Rehabilitation Services as confirmed via the colleges board exam.  The following is a list of services that fall within the VR scope of practice:


  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Vocational/Avocational Planning
  • Vocational Assessment – under the supervision of a CCVE and co-authored/ signed by a CCVE
  • Transferable Skills Analysis – under the supervision of a CCVE and co-authored/ signed by a CCVE
  • Labour Market Analysis
  • Work Adjustment and Accommodation
  • Job Skills Development
  • Job Search, Job Development and Job Placement
  • Life Care Planning/Cost of Future Care Planning
  • Education Prevention of Vocational Disability Management
  • Case Management/Rehabilitation Services Coordination and Return to Work/Disability Management


Registrants who also hold the subspecialty credential of a Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE) can also provide the following list of services that fall within the VE scope of practice:

  • Transferable Skills Analysis
  • Vocational Evaluation
  • Earning Capacity Assessment
  • Work-Life Expectancy Analysis
  • Pre and Post Injury Earning Capacity Analysis
  • Labour Market Re-Entry Assessment
  • Situational Assessment
  • Administer, Score and Interpret level A & B Psychometric Testing