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Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE)

Scope of Practice

Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluators (CCVE) have the specialized expertise to conduct comprehensive assessments 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. Canadian Registrants of the College must be Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP) prior to applying to become a CCVE. Registrants with this specialty possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences, skills, as well as the ability to determine strategies and to administer, score and interpret psychometric tests and/or work samples in providing vocational evaluation services, as confirmed via the College’s certification and examination process.

CCVE Certification Classification

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals may apply for certification in areas of specialization, including Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE). This credential is awarded to professionals who can demonstrate competence in the essential performance areas related to Vocational Evaluation as described by the College’s Scope of Practice. The primary purpose of CCVE certification is to provide assurance to the public that those professionals engaged in vocational evaluation services have met acceptable standards of knowledge, performance and quality. Applicants must provide documentation of their education, training & professional work experience, submit independently authored work products for successful peer-review & pass the Board-certified CCVE examination.

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CCVE Eligibility

Prior to submitting an application, forward your current resume/CV showing VE experience and education to info@cvrp.ca to determine eligibility at no cost.

  1. Currently be a registered CVRP in good standing.
  2. Have an undergraduate degree (or higher) in Psychology, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment or other accredited degree with a minimum of 2 years’ full-time work experience in the field of vocational evaluation.
  3. Courses in vocational evaluation & assessment, transferable skills analysis, & transferable skills/employability analysis completed either as part of undergraduate (or higher) degree; &/or approved online education modules offered through CAVEWAS, VRA Canada or other associations/organizations. The College reserves the right to review cited courses/education for meeting core requirements. Click here for VE Domains of Learning.
  4. Documentation of completion of training in vocational testing, as confirmed by graduate-level coursework in psychological/vocational testing or measurement; &/or equivalent training focused on psychological/vocational testing or measurement from recognized academic institution or recognized company that sells testing & offer straining; &/or informal training by a registered Psychologist or a CCVE/CVE/ICVE/ABVE (via a signed letter).
    Test publishing companies have qualification requirements for the purchase &/or administration of Level A, B, and C tests. It is the responsibility of the CCVE Registrant to ensure they meet qualifications requirements.
  5. Demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience in the field of vocational evaluation under the supervision of a CCVE/CVE/ICVE/ABVE or registered Psychologist, along with job description(s).
  6. Submission of completed Employee Verification Form(s) confirming above-noted experience; or if currently self-employed, verification forms completed by CCVE/CVE/ICVE/ABVE or registered Psychologist that provided supervision.
  7. Demonstrate competency (i.e., demonstration of assessment methodology, collection of data, interpretation & presentation of assessment results, & professional communication) through peer review process by submitting 2 redacted work products (TSA and VE report) completed within the past 2 years by the applicant that includes psychometric testing; aptitude, academic & interest; may include work sample testing.
  8. Successful examination minimum of 70%

Click here for the VE rubric when submitting work products.

Work products must be from one of the options below:
a) Transferable Skills Analysis Report & Vocational Evaluation Report; OR
b) Earnings Capacity Assessment Report & Vocational Evaluation Report; OR
c) Situational Assessment Report & Vocational Evaluation Report.
Note: Applicants with a CVRP TSA certification only need to submit a Vocational Evaluation Report for peer review.

Click for the CCVE Application

CCVE Provisional, CCVE(P) Eligibility

The College has developed a Provisional process to provide a CCVE certification for those who do not meet the criteria.

Prior to submitting an application, forward your current resume/CV showing VE experience & education to info@cvrp.ca to determine eligibility at no cost.

This category is comprised of 2 specific areas:

  1. Applicants that have met all the eligibility requirements for CCVE certification except have less than 2 years of full-time employment working in the field of vocational evaluation. They may write the CCVE certification examination & upon successful completion shall enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential CCVE(P) will be conferred to the Registrant &, upon completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervision Agreement Registrants will be granted full CCVE status. Applicants will be allowed up to 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the provisional process by obtaining the required 2 years of vocational evaluation experience.
  2. Applicants who have met all the eligibility requirements for CCVE certification except they are not able to demonstrate competency through peer review of work products. Prior to writing the exam, a TSA report and a Vocational Evaluation report must be submitted for peer review. If the applicant has previously been successful in completing the TSA Pathway process, then only a Vocational Evaluation report needs to be submitted. Following review of the report(s) & completion of any required revisions, the applicant may then write the CCVE exam. They may write the CCVE certification examination & upon successful completion shall enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential CCVE(P) will be conferred to the Registrant &, upon completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervision Agreement these Registrants will be granted full CCVE status. Applicants will be allowed 24 months to complete the mentorship portion of the provisional process by being able to demonstrate competency through oral peer review process of their work products. During the mentoring supervision process, the provisional Registrant can use the CCVE(P) credential. As well, during this time all of their CCVE related work must be supervised & either co-authored/signed by a CCVE or ICVE or a statement included to the effect that the work was reviewed by a CCVE or ICVE (with name of CCVE or ICVE indicated) to ensure standards of practice were followed. Once the provisional Registrant has successfully completed all mentoring criteria & the Mentoring Supervision Form has been filed with the College, the Registrant’s provisional classification will be changed to the CCVE credential & they can perform CCVE related work independently, within their area(s) of expertise & competence.

CCVE or CCVE(P) Application Process

Prior to submitting an application, forward your current resume/CV showing VE experience & education to info@cvrp.ca to determine eligibility at no cost.

  1. Application & fee (includes examination) Click for Fee Schedule.
  2. Proof of ability to work in Canada. A copy of a current Canadian Passport or Canadian Birth Certificate. If you do not currently hold Canadian citizenship, submit documented authorization under the Immigration Act (Canada) to engage in employment in Canada.
  3. Original education transcripts, in a sealed envelope sent directly from the education institution. Due to COVID-19 CVRP is accepting soft copies of transcripts.
  4. Submit a current Vulnerable Sector Police Check(VSPC)/Police Check.
  5. Provide a current Error and Omissions(E&O)/Liability insurance certificate.
  6. Submission of a Transferable Skills Analysis report (if applicant has not previously submitted a report & been successful in the CVRP TSA Pathway Process) & a Vocational Evaluation report.
  7. Successful examination minimum of 70%.

Click for the CCVE(P) New Applicant Application

The CCVE online examination with virtual proctoring is available. The examination is divided into two 3 hour sessions. It is a competency examination on Vocational Evaluation, consisting of 300 skill-based, multiple-choice & scenario questions. The content is standardized & a passing grade of 70% is required. If a rewrite is required a fee is payable to CVRP, the online examination provider & virtual proctor. Click here for Fee Schedule.
Click for more information on Online Examinations

An applicant achieves certification upon the following:

  1. Successful Examination minimum of 70%.
  2. CCVE(P) Only enter into an approved Mentoring Agreement & successful oral peer review of work products.
  3. Initial (first year) fee within 2 months of successful examination date for current Registrant. Click for Fee Schedule
  4. Initial (first year) fee within 2 months of successful examination date for new Applicant. Click for Fee Schedule

A Registrant profile is created for the Public Registry, to display certification status(s).

CCVE, CCVE(F), CCVE(D), ICVE, ICVE(F) or ICVE(D) only Certification Compliance

  • Annual Renewal Application/Fee/Insurance
  • Biennial 40 CEUs Click for Core Competencies/Domains of Learning
    • 6 must be Ethics (Domain 8 Vocational Rehabilitation or 6 Vocational Evaluation)
    • 4 must be Transferable Skill Analysis/Employability Skills (Domain 4 Vocational Evaluation)
    • 6 must be Assessment and Testing (Domain 3 Vocational Evaluation)
  • 5 Year VSPC/Criminal Police Check

Note* if Registrant holds multiple certifications CEU domain compliances vary.

CCVE(P) only Certification Compliance

  • Annual Renewal Application/Fee/Insurance
  • Biennial 40 CEUs Click for Core Competencies/Domains of Learning
    • 6 must be Ethics (Domain 8 Vocational Rehabilitation or 6 Vocational Evaluation)
    • 4 must be Transferable Skill Analysis/Employability Skills (Domain 4 Vocational Evaluation)
    • 6 must be Assessment and Testing (Domain 3 Vocational Evaluation)
  • 36 Month or 24 Month Expiry
  • 5 Year VSPC/Criminal Police Check

Note* if Registrant holds multiple certifications CEU domain compliances vary.

Credential Laddering

The CCVE(F) classification has been developed to recognize individuals within the field who have achieved higher levels of professionalism through post graduate study &/or maintenance of other recognized related professional designations.

The CCVE(D) classification recognizes senior practitioners at the highest level of professionalism within the field of vocational evaluation who have made significant contributions through education, professional development & professional contribution activities.

Click for Laddering Eligibility & Application Process

Click for the Approved CEU List

For CEUs that do not appear on the approved CEU list, Registrants & Education Stakeholders can submit a pre or post-approval of an education program.

Click here for the Annual Renewal Policy
Click here to see all Registration Polices

If you would like more information about Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluators, please contact CVRP.