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Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP)

Scope of Practice

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, CVRPs assist individuals to access, maintain or return to vocational/avocational activities, and to determine and facilitate access to any vocational rehabilitation and/or support services needed to achieve the desired goals. The practice of vocational rehabilitation is a best-practice, client-centered process and 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 and community-based activities. Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences and skills, as well as the ability to determine and apply interventions and strategies in order to provide vocational rehabilitation services, as confirmed via the College’s certification and examination process.

CVRP Registrants who have successfully completed the CVRP TSA Pathway can also conduct TSAs.

A Registrant who has completed the additional steps to become certified in completing a Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA) can independently complete a TSA for benefit eligibility & entitlement, future employability, & earning capacity as per the CVRP Standards of Practice in completing a TSA.

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 benefit eligibility & entitlement, future employability, & earning capacity

Click for the English CVRP Study Guide

Click for the French CVRP Study Guide

CVRP Eligibility & Application Process

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

The following must be submitted with application:

  1. Application & fee (includes examination in French or English). Click for Fee Schedule
  2. Mandatory Jurisprudence Certificate. Registrant receives upon completion 4 Ethics Domain 8VR/6VE CEUs towards certification compliance.
    Click for Jurisprudence.
  3. 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.
  4. Original education transcripts, in a sealed envelope sent directly from the education institution. Due to COVID-19 CVRP is accepting soft copies of transcripts.
  5. Proof of Vocational Rehabilitation Experience.
    • If you are a practicing VR professional with related university education submit a detailed Resume/Curriculum Vitae, showing a minimum of 800 hours of related work experience.
    • If you are a practicing VR professional with non-VR related university education submit a detailed Resume/Curriculum Vitae showing a minimum 36 months of related work experience.
    • If you are a new graduate of an accepted VR or Disability Management degree please submit transcript documentation or a signed affidavit or 2 written attestations of 800 hours of practicum experience.
  6. Submit a current Vulnerable Sector Police Check(VSPC)/Police Check.
  7. Provide a current Error and Omissions(E&O)/Liability Insurance Certificate.

Click for the CVRP or CVRP(P) New Application

A CVRP new applicant achieves certification upon the following:

  1. Successful Examination minimum of 70% (offered in French or English).
  2. Initial (first year) Registration fee for new Registrant within 60 days of successful exam.  Click for Fee Schedule.

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

The CVRP online examination with virtual proctoring is available in French or English. The examination is divided into two 3 hour sessions. It is a competency examination 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 examination provider and online proctor. Click for Fee Schedule.

Click for more information on Online Examinations

CVRP 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)
    • A maximum of 20 CEUs of Domain 11VR is permitted every 2 years
    • A maximum of 14 CEUs of Domain 13VR is permitted every 2 years
  • 5 Year VSPC/Criminal Police Check

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

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Transferable Skills Analysis

(CVRP TSA)

Scope of Practice

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Transferable Skills Analysis, CVRP TSA assist individuals to access, maintain or return to vocational/avocational activities, and to determine and facilitate access to any vocational rehabilitation and/or support services needed to achieve the desired goals. The practice of vocational rehabilitation is a best-practice, client-centered process and 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 and community-based activities. Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences, skills, as well as the ability to determine and apply interventions and strategies in order to provide vocational rehabilitation services, as confirmed via the College’s certification and 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 and 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 they 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.

Current CVRP Registrants wanting to do, or continue doing, TSA work must complete the requirements by the end of December 31, 2022. All future CVRPs wanting to do TSA scope of work after December 31, 2022 must complete the requirements as per the application process.

Click for the CVRP TSA Pathway Eligibility & Application Process

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

Provisional CVRP(P) Eligibility & Application Process

This category is comprised of 4 specific areas:

  1. Applicants who do not hold a degree but who 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 then enter 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 & successful completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervising Agreement these Registrants 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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 Collège. 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.

CVRP(P) Application Process

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

The following must be submitted with application:

  1. Application & fee (includes examination offered in French or English) Click here for Fee Schedule
  2. Mandatory Jurisprudence Certificate. Registrant receives upon completion 4 Ethics Domain 8VR/6VE Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards certification compliance. Click here for Jurisprudence
  3. 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.
  4. Original education transcripts, in a sealed envelope sent directly from the education institution. Due to COVID-19 CVRP is accepting soft copies of transcripts.
  5. Submit a current Vulnerable Sector Police Check(VSPC)/Police Check(PC)
  6. Provide a current Error and Omissions(E&O)/Liability Insurance Certificate

Click for the CVRP or CVRP(P) New Application

A CVRP(P) new applicant achieves certification upon the following:

  1. Successful Examination minimum of 70% (offered in French or English)
  2. Initial (first year) Registration fee for New Applicant within 60 days of successful examination.  Click here for Fee Schedule
  3. If applicable 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).

CVRP(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)
    • A maximum of 20 CEUs of Domain 11VR is permitted every 2 years
    • A maximum of 14 CEUs of Domain 13VR is permitted every 2 years
  • Successful completion of Mentoring Agreement within 36 months
  • 5 Year VSPC/Criminal Police Check

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

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 and 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.

Click for Laddering Eligibility & Application process

Click here 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 Annual Renewal Policy
Click here to see Registration Polices.

If you would like more information about Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, please contact CVRP.