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CCVE/Study Guide

Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator, CCVE

Scope of Practice

Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluators, CCVE have the specialized expertise to conduct comprehensive assessments & 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 & 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 & to administer, score & interpret psychometric tests &/or work samples in providing vocational evaluation services, as confirmed via the College’s certification & 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 & 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.

CCVE study guide

CCVE Eligibility & Application process

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

The CCVE with virtual proctoring is available. The exam is divided into two 2 hour sessions. It is a competency exam on Vocational Evaluation, consisting of 200 skill-based, multiple-choice & scenario questions. The content is standardized & a passing grade of 70% is required. If a rewrite is required (up to 3 examination attempts) there are fees payable to CVRP , online exam provider & virtual proctor. An applicant must sit the exam within one year of application submission.

Online Examinations

1. Application & fee, includes exam (up to 3 examination rewrites). Fee is non-refundable. Fee Schedule; &
2. Currently be a registered CVRP in good standing; &
3. Proof of ability to work in Canada, current Canadian Passport &/or Canadian Birth Certificate. If you do not currently hold Canadian citizenship, submit authorization under the Immigration Act (Canada) to engage in employment in Canada; &
4. 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; &
5. Courses in vocational evaluation & assessment, transferable skills analysis, & transferable skills/employability analysis completed either as part of undergraduate, or higher degree; &/or
6. Submit proof of completion of education offered through CAVEWAS, VRA Canada or other associations/organizations. The College reserves the right to review cited courses/education for meeting core requirements. VE Domains of Learning; &
7. Provide documentation of completion of training in vocational testing, as confirmed by graduate-level coursework in psychological/vocational testing or measurement; &/or
8. Submit proof of completion of equivalent training focused on psychological/vocational testing or measurement from recognized academic institution or company that sells testing & offers training; &/or
9. Submit proof of completion of 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, & C tests. It is the responsibility of the Registrant to ensure they meet qualifications; &
10. 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); &
11. 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; &
12. Demonstrate competency (demonstration of assessment methodology, collection of data, interpretation & presentation of assessment results, & professional communication) through peer review by submitting 2 redacted work products (TSA & VE report, no company letterhead or author’s identity) completed within the past 2 years by applicant that includes psychometric testing, aptitude, academic & interest & may include work sample testing; &

An applicant achieves certification upon the following:
13. Successful TSA & VE peer review; &
14. Successful exam minimum of 70% within 1 year of application submission; &
15. Initial, first year registration fee within 60 days of successful exam. Fee Schedule. &
A Registrant profile is created &/or updated on the Public Registry, to display certification status(s).
If not already on their profile, Registrants are granted a 4 to 6 weeks grace period to submit:
16. Current Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSPC)/Criminal Police Check (PC); & current Error & Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance.

CCVE Application

Refer to 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.

Applicants that hold a CVRP TSA only need to submit a Vocational Evaluation Report for peer review.

CCVE(P) Eligibility & Application process

The College has developed a provisional pathway for Applicants who do not meet CCVE eligibility.
Prior to submitting an application, forward a current resume/CV showing VE experience & education to info@cvrp.ca to determine eligibility at no cost.

1. Application & fee, includes exam (up to 3 examination rewrites). Fee is non-refundable. Fee Schedule; &

2.1. Applicants that have met all the eligibility requirements except have less than 2 years of full-time employment working in the field of vocational evaluation. They may write the CCVE certification exam & upon successful completion shall enter into 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 Agreement Registrants will be granted full CCVE status. Registrants will be permitted 36 months to complete the mentorship to obtain the required 2 years of vocational evaluation experience; or

2.2. Applicants who have met all the eligibility requirements except they are not able to demonstrate competency through peer review of work products. They may write the CCVE certification exam & upon successful completion shall enter into a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential CCVE(P) will be conferred to the Registrant &, upon completion of all requirements the Registrant will be granted full CCVE status. Registrants will be permitted 24 months to complete the mentorship by being able to demonstrate competency through peer review of their work products. During the mentoring supervision, the provisional Registrant can use the CCVE(P) credential, during this time all of their CCVE related work must be supervised & peer reviewed/signed by an ICVE or CCVE 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 provisional Registrant’s classification will be granted full CCVE status & can perform CCVE related work independently, within their area(s) of expertise & competence; &

3. Education transcripts, unless already on profile. CVRP is accepting soft copies but reserves the right to request originals; &
4. Submission of a redacted Transferable Skills Analysis report & Vocational Evaluation report (no company letterhead or author’s identity) for peer review; &

CCVE(P) Application

A CCVE(P) applicant achieves certification upon the following:
5. Successful exam minimum of 70% (up to 3 examination rewrites) within 1 year of application submission; &
6. Enter into an approved Mentoring Agreement &/or successful peer review of work products; &
7. Initial, first year registration fee within 60 days of successful exam. Fee Schedule.

A Registrant profile is created &/or updated on the Public Registry, to display certification status(s).
Unless already on profile, Registrants are granted a 4 to 6 weeks grace period to submit:
8. Current Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSPC)/Criminal Police Check (PC); & current Error & Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance.

Applicants that hold a CVRP TSA certification only need to submit a Vocational Evaluation Report for peer review.

Fellow & Diplomate 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.

Laddering Eligibility & Application Process

CCVE, CCVE(P), CCVE(F) or CCVE(D) Certification Compliance

1 Year Renewal Application Declaration/Fee/Insurance
2 Year 40 CEUs Core Competencies/Domains of Learning 6 Ethics (Domain 8 Vocational Rehabilitation or 6 Vocational Evaluation or 2 Cost of Care) 4 Transferable Skill Analysis/Employability Skills (Domain 4 Vocational Evaluation) 6 Assessment & Testing (Domain 3 Vocational Evaluation)
Provisional Only Mentoring Agreement 36 month or 24 month Expiry
5 Year VSPC/Criminal Police Check
Note* if Registrant holds multiple certifications CEU domain compliances vary.

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.

CEU Post-Approval Application
CEU Pre-Approval Application

Annual Renewal Policy
Registration Polices

For more information, contact CVRP.