The College of Vocational
Rehabilitation Professionals

CVRP is a not-for-profit corporation established by a group of professionals committed to enhancing the professionalism & qualifications of their field as a voluntary professional regulating body that acts for Vocational Rehabilitation professionals.

The primary function of the College is to clearly define the unique knowledge required by its Registrants to demonstrate they are qualified, competent (to protect the public) by following clearly defined standards of practice & ethics as outlined through each respective scope of practice.

CVRP Public Registry

What Do Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Do?

An estimated 386 million of the world’s working-age people have some kind of disability, says the International Labour Organization (ILO). Unemployment among the persons with disabilities is as high as 80% in some countries. Often employers assume that persons with disabilities are unable to work. (ILO). There is an international need for services provided by Certified Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) professionals.

A VR professional assesses, evaluates, & identifies persons who are experiencing (or at risk of experiencing) a vocational disability or disadvantage. A VR professional seeks to develop & execute vocational rehabilitation and return-to-work (RTW) plans designed to achieve or restore optimum vocational & avocational outcomes. These outcomes are achieved through the application of knowledge, skills, interventions, & strategies that are unique to the discipline and the VR profession.

What does the College Do?

  • Exists to protect the public from incompetent & unqualified practitioners through certification.
  • Ensures vocational rehabilitation practice excellence through Standards of Practice & a Complaints & Disciplinary process.
  • Ensures ongoing member competency through annual registration & mandated continuing education.
  • Meets the standards of other professionally regulated colleges.
  • Is an independent, not-for-profit, federal corporation with an international registration.
  • Is governed by a Board of Directors.