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ICVE/Study Guide

International Certified Vocational Evaluator, ICVE

Scope of Practice

International Certified Vocational Evaluators, ICVE 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. 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 and/or work samples in providing vocational evaluation services, as confirmed via the College’s certification & exam process.

ICVE Study Guide

ICVE 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.
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.

The ICVE 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 there are a 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. Fee is non-refundable. Fee Schedule; &/or

1.1 Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator, CCVE in good standing & successful exam minimum of 70%; or
1.2. Certified Vocational Evaluator, CVE (obtained prior to 2009) in good standing, submit 2 redacted reports for peer review/receive approval & successful exam minimum of 70%; or
1.3. Certified Vocational Evaluator, CVE (obtained prior to 2009 and lapsed 2015 or later), 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 exam minimum of 70%; or
1.4. Certified Vocational Evaluator, CVE (obtained 2021 or later), 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 exam minimum of 70%; or
1.5. International Psychometric Evaluation Certification, IPEC in good standing, 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 exam minimum of 70%; or
1.6. American Board of Vocational Experts, ABVE in good standing, 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 exam minimum of 70%; or
1.7. No Credential; &

2. Submit proof of citizenship, copy of government issued identification
3. Education transcripts. CVRP accepts soft copies but reserves the right to request originals; &

An applicant achieves certification upon the following:
4. Successful peer review of work products; &
5. Successful exam minimum of 70% within 1 year of application submission; &
6.
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).
Registrants are granted a 4 to 6 weeks grace period to submit:
7. Current Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSPC)/Criminal Police Check (PC); & current Error & Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance

ICVE Application

ICVE(P) ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION PROCESS

The College has developed a provisional pathway for Applicants who do not meet ICVE criteria.
Prior to submitting an application, forward a current resume/CV showing VE experience & education 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 exam. Fee is non-refundable; &/or

1.1 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 exam & 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. Registrants will be permitted up to 36 months to complete the mentorship portion of the provisional process by obtaining the required 2 years of vocational evaluation experience; or
2.1 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 exam & 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 ICVE status. Applicants will be allowed 24 months to complete the mentorship portion of the provisional process by being able to demonstrate competency through 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 Registrant’s provisional classification will be granted to the full ICVE credential & they can perform ICVE related work independently, within their area(s) of expertise & competence; &

2. Education transcripts. CVRP accepts soft copies but reserves the right to request originals; &
3. Submit proof of citizenship, copy of government issued Identification

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

ICVE(P) Application

Fellow & Diplomate 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.

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.

Laddering Eligibility & Application Process

ICVE, ICVE(P), ICVE(F) or ICVE(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) 6 Assessment & Testing (Domain 3 Vocational Evaluation)
Provisional Only Mentoring Agreement 24 month or 36 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 application.

CEU Post-Approval Application
CEU Pre-Approval Application

Annual Renewal Policy

Registration Polices

If you would like more information, contact CVRP.