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. The Scope of Practice is a ‘living’ document and must change with changes in legislation in each province and territory and as the demands of the profession advance.
The Scope has been recently revised and passed by the Board of Directors to differentiate the two credentials; the Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP) and the practice speciality of Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE). The Board of Directors has established that the the enactment date for the revised scope will be January 1, 2020. Definitions of service delivery has been drafted and uploaded with this scope document, as well as a list of services usually performed by each professional, according to their credential. With the addition of three (3) new credentials this Fall 2019 – the International Certified Vocational Evaluator (IVCE), the Return to Work Disability Manager (RTWDM), and the Certified Forensic Life Care Planner (CFLCP), the College Scope of Practice may be revised again.
Standard 1 – Scope of Practice
The mandate of the College’s Board of Directors is to regulate the practice of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals in keeping with the College’s Standards of Practice, to ensure protection of the public.
As the regulatory body for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, the College has the responsibility to:
– Set and maintain professional standards of practice;
– Communicate those standards to the public and other stakeholders; and
– Evaluate the competency, continuing competency and professionalism of its registrants through certification, ensuring Registrants’ participation in continuing education, and disciplinary processes.
One of the College’s primary roles in fulfilling the above mentioned responsibilities is to articulate the Scope of Practice for Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP) and Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluators (CCVE) for the understanding of the public, clients, the Registrants, employers, and other stakeholders.
The Scope of Practice refers to the competencies which members of the College have demonstrated based on experience, knowledge, education and training, and the respective services which Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP) and Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluators (CCVE) are authorized by the College to perform.
The overall Scope of Practice for CVRP and CCVE sets the outer limits or boundaries of practice. The actual scope of practice of an individual CVRP and CCVE may be narrower than that of the overall Scope of the profession and is determined by an individual practitioner’s knowledge and education/training, practice setting, and specific competencies. It is the responsibility of each Registrant to ensure they are practicing not only within the Scope of Practice as defined by the College, but also within their individual area(s) of competence and expertise, as set out in the College Standards of Practice.
Scope Statement: In Revision as of November 6, 2019