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
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.
Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP) assist individuals to access, maintain or return to vocational/avocational activities, or access same via individualized Vocational Rehabilitation and Support Services. The practice of vocational rehabilitation is a best-practices, client-centered process and specialized service which provide assistance to persons with or at risk of experiencing disabilities, impairments and limitations/barriers with respect to school, home, employment and in the community. Vocational Rehabilitation professionals possess a unique set of knowledge domains, experiences, skills, interventions and strategies which are used in providing Vocational Rehabilitation Services, as confirmed via the College’s vocational rehabilitation certification and examination process.
Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluators (CCVE), who also hold the CVRP credential, have the subspecialty expertise to conduct more comprehensive assessment and provide forensic services for assisting in the determination of benefit entitlement or quantifying financial losses related to vocational impairment, earning capacity, work capacity, employability, placeability as well as residual vocational capacity and avocational-related losses. Vocational Evaluation professionals possess a unique set of knowledge domains, experiences, skills, interventions and strategies which are used in providing Vocational Evaluation Services, as confirmed via the College’s vocational evaluation certification and examination process.