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CVRP TSA Policy/Application

Scope of Practice Statement

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 have developed a pathway for CVRP Registrants who do or want to do TSA work. The College, as per a formal request from VRA Canada, has reviewed the recommendation made and 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. The Board of the College has approved a transition period for applicants to meet all the requirements by December, 2022 who are currently doing TSA work. All new CVRP Registrants wanting to do TSA work must meet the requirements prior to commencing this work as per the College’s scope of practice.

CVRP TSA Application Process

An applicant must be a CVRP in good standing.

  1. Application and fee $297.50 Click here for Fee Schedule
  2. Complete the 2 approved on-line modules Domain 4 Transferable Skills and Employability Analysis and Transferable Skills Analysis offered through CAVEWAS.
  3. Pass the oral peer review by submitting a redacted TSA forensic report either authored or co-authored within the past 2 years by applicant.
  4. Ensure to advise your professional liability insurer that you are doing TSA work.
  5. Maintain association membership in good standing with any VRA Canada Society to access various training programs for professional development.

A CVRP TSA new applicant achieves certification following a successful TSA Peer Review.

The Registrant profile will be updated to reflect the additional certification on the Public Registry.

Upon achieving CVRP TSA certification, the Registrant will be permitted within the Standards of Practice to perform Transferable Skills Analysis and/or assessments for the purpose of determining suitable alternate employment options and/or career exploration options, along with the applicable wages for each option.

The Board of the College has approved a transition period for applicants to meet all the requirements by December 31, 2022 who are currently doing TSA work. All new CVRP Registrants wanting to do TSA work must meet the requirements prior to commencing this work as per the College’s scope of practice.

Effective immediately, any CVRP Registrant who is doing or wants to do TSA work can apply to be evaluated.

Definition of a Transferable Skills Analysis, TSA

  1. A Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA) for Return to Work and Career Counselling/Planning purposes is defined as a systematic process of identifying an individual’s existing work abilities, skills, traits and aptitudes through detailed analysis of their demonstrated vocational history, hobbies, recreational and volunteer activities, as well as accomplished education/training. During a TSA, the CVRP may conduct a thorough interview, capturing information on individual’s psychosocial and functional status, referencing current health symptoms and limitations (medical, physical, psychological and/or cognitive) that may impact the individual’s vocational profile and capacities to ascertain a viable return to work plan. A TSA for the purposes of Career Counselling/Planning is to be used as a tool to determine needs for retraining and job placement.
  2. A Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA) designed in support of forensic analysis, dispute resolution, independent third-party assessments for medical legal purposes requires the expertise and experience of a CCVE/ICVE. This type of TSA is considered more complex than a TSA designed for return to work or career counselling or planning, as it is typically used to assist in determining future employability, earning capacity and has a greater impact on the clients’ vocational and financial wellbeing. This type of TSA is often used in the event that an individual may not be able to perform the essential duties of the past position or their position no longer exists.

A redacted transferable skills analysis report, for peer review, must be no older than 2 years and must demonstrate at least the following minimum criteria:

  1. Consent: Ensure informed consent is outlined, detailing activities with the client and on whether consent was written or verbal, or both. If the assessment is completed via file review only, then it needs to be stated as to why no consent was obtained.
  2. Purpose or Scope of Referral: Your report must clearly state as to what you were asked to do as it will define what is answered in your report (i.e., determine if suitable alternate direct entry jobs exists and/or jobs that require short term/OTJ training).
  3. Role of Evaluator: Explain your role and qualifications pertaining to what you have been asked to do as per your scope of practice as per the College.
  4. Work History (volunteer) duration/duties (as available): Clearly outline client’s work history and ensure job duties support the proper selection of a NOC code.
  5. Educational Background: Detail educational profile including (if available) challenges and course preferences. Provide a high-end outline on what the typical courses completed in post secondary school are, to support your recommendations in the Transferrable skills section.
  6. Medical/Disability Section: Outline diagnosis/MMR and what the person’s work disability deficits are, and explain vocational functional capacity.
  7. Aptitudes and D/P/T: Explain each and show how you determined the client’s composite profile.
  8. Transferrable Skills Section: List as per your vocational analysis of the client’s education, work, and volunteering history.
  9. Explain client’s pre-injury unadjusted vocational analysis and explain what has changed.
  10. Vocational Recommendations: as per your vocational analysis, select suitable direct entry occupations the person can pursue and, explain why they are suitable. If proposing career clusters that require short term/OTJ training, explain why the person should be able to be successful in the absence of psycho/vocational testing. If there are no alternate vocational options to recommend, then explain why. A TSA redacted report submitted for the purposes of review for the TSA pathway should not include any training recommendations other than what is stated. It is not within the scope of a TSA to identify jobs that require more than short term or training on the job; this is a Vocational Evaluation Report.
  11. General Labour Market information: show earnings of proposed options including geographical region and reference period for wages as well as general employment prospects on employment for each option (i.e., poor/fair, or good).

CVRP TSA 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)
    • 6 must be Transferable Skill Analysis/Employability Skills (Domain 4 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.