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International Certified Vocational Evaluator (ICVE)

Scope of Practice

International Certified Vocational Evaluators (ICVE) 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. 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.

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

ICVE Eligibility

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  1. Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE) in good standing.
    Direct admittance with new applicant submission compliance.
    Successful examination (minimum of 70%).
  2. Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) (obtained prior to 2009) in good standing.
    Expedited Application Process with new applicant submission compliance.
    Submit 2 redacted reports for peer review/receive approval.
    Successful examination (minimum of 70%).
  3. Certified Vocational Evaluator (obtained prior to 2009 and lapsed 2015 or later).
    Expedited Application Process with new applicant submission compliance.
    Show evidence of continuing education/keeping current in the field during lapse (on average 20 CEUs per year).
    Submit 2 redacted reports for peer review/receive approval.
    Successful examination (minimum of 70%).
  4. Certified Vocational Evaluator (obtained 2021 or later).
    Expedited Application Process with new applicant submission compliance.
    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 a registered Psychologist, along with job description(s).
    Submission of completed Employer 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.
    Submit 2 redacted reports for peer review/receive approval.
    Successful examination (minimum of 70%).
  5. Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) in good standing.
    Expedited Application Process with new applicant submission compliance.
    Submit 2 redacted reports for peer review/receive approval.
    Successful examination (minimum of 70%).
  6. Lapsed Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) (lapsed 2015 or later).
    Expedited Application Process with new applicant submission compliance.
    Show evidence of continuing education/keeping current in the field during lapse (on average 20 CEUs per year).
    Submit 2 redacted reports for peer review/receive approval.
    Successful examination (minimum of 70%).
  7. International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC) in good standing.
    Expedited Application Process with new applicant submission compliance.
    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 a registered
    Psychologist, along with job description(s).
    Submission of completed Employer 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.
    Submit 2 redacted reports for peer review/receive approval.
    Successful examination (minimum of 70%).
  8. American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE) in good standing.
    Expedited Application Process with new applicant submission compliance.
    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 a registered Psychologist, along with job description(s).
    Submission of completed Employer 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.
    Submit 2 redacted reports for peer review/receive approval.
    Successful examination (minimum of 70%).
  9. No Credential.

ICVE Provisional, ICVE(P) Eligibility

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

This category is comprised of 2 specific areas:

    1. Applicants that have met all the eligibility requirements for ICVE certification except have less than 2 years of full-time employment working in the field of vocational evaluation. They may write the ICVE certification examination & upon successful completion shall enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential ICVE(P) will be conferred to the Registrant &, upon completion of all requirements under the Mentoring Supervision Agreement Registrants will be granted full ICVE 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 ICVE certification except they are not able to demonstrate competency through peer review of work products. They may write the ICVE certification examination & upon successful completion shall enter a Mentoring Supervision Agreement with the College. The credential ICVE(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 ICVE(P) credential. As well, during this time all of their ICVE related work must be supervised & peer review/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 Mentoring Supervision Form has been filed with the College, the Registrant’s provisional classification will be changed to the ICVE credential & they can perform ICVE related work independently, within their area(s) of expertise & competence.

    ICVE or ICVE(P) Application Process

    Prior to submitting an application, forward your current resume/CV showing VE experience and education as well as 2 redacted VE reports for peer review to info@cvrp.ca to determine eligibility at no cost.

    When submitting redacted VE reports, please follow recommendations in the ICVE VE Rubric.

    When submitting redacted VE reports, please follow recommendations in the ICVE Report Submission Guidelines.

    1. Application & fee (includes examination) Click for Fee Schedule.
    2. Proof of citizenship, passport or other government issued identification.
    3. Provide documentation of undergraduate or higher degree in Vocational Evaluation, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, or a related field. 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/Police Check.
    5. Provide a current Error & Omissions(E&O)/Liability Insurance Certificate.
    6. Applicant may be required to provide documentation of Vocational Evaluation experience via submission of Employer Verification Form.
    7. Successful examination (minimum of 70%). An applicant must sit the examination within one year of application submission.
    8. Initial Registration fee (first year) for New Applicant within 60 days of successful examination. Click for Fee Schedule
    9. Registration fee for Current Registrant. Click here for Fee Schedule

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Credential Laddering

The ICVE(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. An ICVE(F) demonstrates expertise through several educational, professional development & professional contribution activities. These include professional presentations, contribution to peer-reviewed journals, curriculum/course development, teaching, expertise in the methodology of a Transferrable Skills Analysis, mentoring &/or contributing to the ongoing development of the ICVE examination. Registrants who carry the ICVE credential can apply to ladder up to Fellow status.

The ICVE(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. Registrants who have received the ICVE(F) credential can ladder to the Diplomate status. Candidates will be required to demonstrate achievements in the areas of accomplishment listed for the ICVE(F) but a higher number of activities in the field are required to attain the ICVE(D) status. Also, to obtain the ICVE(D) certification, applicants must also confirm that they have a Masters or Doctorate degree from an accredited university in one of the following related areas: Vocational Evaluation/Assessment, Transferable Assessment/Analysis, Work Adjustment or Vocational Education or a Masters degree in a related field in addition to the completion of a certificate program.

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

    • Annual – Renewal Application/Fee/Insurance
    • Biennial – 40 CEUs Click here 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)
      • if provisional 24 or 36 mentoring completion
    • 5 Year – VSPC/Criminal Police Check

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

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Click for Approved CEU List

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

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