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CVRP/Study Guide

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional, CVRP

Scope of Practice

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, CVRPs, assist individuals to access, maintain or return to vocational/avocational activities, & to determine & facilitate access to any vocational rehabilitation &/or support services needed to achieve the desired goals. The practice of vocational rehabilitation is a best-practice, client-centered process & specialized service which provides assistance to persons with or at-risk of experiencing disabilities, impairments, limitations and/or barriers with respect to school, home, employment & community-based activities. Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences & skills, as well as the ability to determine & apply interventions & strategies in order to provide vocational rehabilitation services, as confirmed via the College’s certification & examination process.

CVRP Registrants who have successfully completed the CVRP TSA Pathway can also conduct TSAs. Upon achieving CVRP TSA certification, the Registrant is permitted within the Standards of Practice to perform Transferrable Skills Analysis &/or assessments for the purpose of determining suitable alternate employment options &/or career exploration options, along with applicable wages for each option, as well as complex TSAs for forensic analysis.

The following services can be performed by a CVRP when supervised by a CCVE or ICVE:

  • Vocational Analysis or Evaluation/Assessment for forensic, medical, legal or dispute resolution purposes
  • Transferable Skills Analysis for forensic, benefit eligibility & entitlement, future employability, & earning capacity

English CVRP Study Guide

French CVRP Study Guide

CVRP Eligibility & Application Process

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

The CVRP online exam with virtual proctoring is available in French or English. The exam is divided into two 3 hour sessions. It is a competency examination based on Vocational Rehabilitation, 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 there are fees payable to CVRP, online exam provider & virtual proctor. An applicant must sit the exam within 1 year of application submission.

Online Examinations

1. Application & fee, includes exam in French or English. Fee is non-refundable. Fee Schedule;&
2. Mandatory Jurisprudence. Registrant receives upon completion 4 Ethics CEUs towards compliance. Jurisprudence; &
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. Education transcripts. CVRP accepts soft copies but reserves the right to request originals; &

5. Proof of Vocational Rehabilitation Experience; 
5.1. If you are a practicing VR professional with related university degree submit a detailed Resume/Curriculum Vitae, showing a minimum of 800 hours of related work experience; or
5.2. If you are a practicing VR professional with non-VR related university degree submit a detailed Resume/Curriculum Vitae showing a minimum 36 months of related work experience; or
5.3. If you are a new graduate of an accepted VR or Disability Management degree submit transcript documentation or a signed affidavit or 2 written attestations of 800 hours of practicum experience; &

An applicant achieves certification upon the following:
6.
Successful exam minimum of 70% within 1 year of application submission; &
7.
Initial, first year registration within 60 days of successful exam. Fee Schedule;
A Registrant profile is created &/or updated on the Public Registry, to display certification status(s).
Registrants are granted a 4 to 6 weeks grace period to submit:
8. A current Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSPC)/Criminal Police Check (PC); & current Error & Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance

CVRP or CVRP(P) New Application

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Transferable Skills Analysis, CVRP TSA

Scope of Practice

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Transferable Skills Analysis, CVRP TSAs assist individuals to access, maintain or return to vocational/avocational activities, & to determine & facilitate access to any vocational rehabilitation &/or support services needed to achieve the desired goals. The practice of vocational rehabilitation is a best-practice, client-centered process & specialized service which provides assistance to persons with or at-risk of experiencing disabilities, impairments, limitations &/or barriers with respect to school, home, employment & community-based activities. Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences, skills, as well as the ability to determine & apply interventions & strategies in order to provide vocational rehabilitation services, as confirmed via the College’s certification & examination process. CVRP Registrants, who have successfully met the requirements pertaining to doing TSA scope of work, are recognized to be qualified to independently carry out & write TSA reports without the report being co-authored or peer reviewed by a CCVE.

CVRPs Wanting to do TSA Work

The College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals is pleased to announce we have developed a pathway for Registrants who do or want to do TSA work. The College, as per a formal request from VRA Canada, has reviewed the recommendations made & developed a pathway that will evaluate the Registrant’s demonstrated competency while addressing the critical requirement to protect the public.

All future CVRPs wanting to do TSA scope of work must complete the requirements as per the application process.

CVRP TSA Pathway Eligibility & Application Process

The College has developed a provisional pathway for Applicants who do not meet CVRP eligibility.

CVRP(P) Eligibility & Application Process

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

1. Application & fee, includes exam in French or English. Fee is non-refundable. Fee Schedule; &
2. Mandatory Jurisprudence. Registrant receives 4 Ethics CEUs towards certification compliance. Jurisprudence; &
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. Education transcripts. CVRP accepts soft copies but reserves the right to request originals; &

5.1. Applicants who do not hold a degree but have completed a post-secondary diploma &/or certificate in Vocational Rehabilitation, Career Development Practice, Disability Management or Life Care Planning can apply. They must have the required 7 years of work experience in the field. They may write the CVRP certification examination & upon successful completion shall enter into a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. They will need to complete 800 hours of VR work experience with a mentor. The credential, CVRP(P) will be conferred upon the Registrant & after successful completion of all requirements under the Mentoring the Registrant will be granted full CVRP status. Registrants will be allowed 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the Provisional Process by obtaining the required 800 hours of VR experience; or
5.2. Applicants who do not hold a degree, diploma or certificate but who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree/diploma/certificate program in Vocational Rehabilitation, Career Development Practice, Disability Management or Life Care Planning can apply. The applicants in this category must also demonstrate a minimum of 7 years of work experience in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation. They may write the CVRP certification examination & upon successful completion shall then enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential CVRP(P) will be conferred upon the Registrant &, upon completion of all requirements including completion of the academic program under the Mentorship Supervising Agreement, Registrants will be granted full CVRP status. Applicants will be allowed 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the Provisional process & must graduate from the program within this time period; or
5.3. Applicants who hold a related university degree but do not have a minimum of 800 VR hours of experience can apply. These applicants may write the CVRP certification examination & upon successful completion shall then enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential, CVRP(P), will be conferred upon the Registrant & successful completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervising Agreement these candidates will be granted full CVRP status. Applicants will be allowed 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the Provisional process by obtaining the required 800 hours of VR experience; or
5.4. Applicants who have a non-related university degree & do not have a minimum of 36 months of related experience can apply. These applicants may write the CVRP certification examination & upon successful completion shall then enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential, CVRP(P), will be conferred upon Registrant & successful completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervising Agreement these candidates will be granted full CVRP status. Applicants will be allowed 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the Provisional process; &

An applicant achieves certification upon the following:
6.
Successful exam minimum of 70% within 1 year of application submission; &
7.
Initial, first year registration fee within 60 days of successful exam. Fee Schedule; &
8. Enter into an approved Mentoring Agreement with the College; &
A Registrant profile is created &/or updated on the
Public Registry, to display certification status(s).
Registrants are granted a 4 to 6 weeks grace period to submit:
9.
Current Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSPC)/Criminal Police Check (PC); & current Error & Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance

CVRP or CVRP(P) New Application

CVRP(P), CVRP, CVRP(F) or CVRP(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 Domain 2 Cost of Care)
Provisional Only Mentoring Agreement 36 month Expiry
5 Year VSPC/Criminal Police Check
Note* if Registrant holds multiple certifications CEU domain compliances vary.

Fellow & Diplomate Credential Laddering

The CVRP(F) classification has been developed to recognize individuals within the Vocational Rehabilitation field who have achieved higher levels of professionalism through post-graduate study, having achieved at minimum an undergraduate degree & other related professional certifications & designations.

The CVRP(D) classification recognizes senior practitioners at the highest level of professionalism in the Vocational Rehabilitation field who have achieved at minimum a Master’s degree in a Vocational Rehabilitation field or a Master’s degree in a related field in addition to the completion of a certificate program.

Laddering Eligibility & Application process

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

If you would like more information, contact CVRP.