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For current CRCs who are pursuing the CVE, you will possess the unique, comprehensive, and holistic proficiencies, education, and insights in rehabilitation counseling, evaluation, and career assessment services. The dual certification can provide you with higher success rates and overall better client outcomes. These give clients and their families reassurance that their future is in qualified hands! You will offer a dynamic level of focus to serve individuals in need of rehabilitation services addressing personal, social, and vocational goals. You can pave the way for more exciting, coveted employment opportunities, faster career advancement, and greater earning potential.

THE CVE CERTIFICATION CALENDAR for 2022

The CVE Educational Credentialing Program is currently administered four times a year. The required courses open March 1, May 1, July 1, and September 1. Candidates are expected to complete the coursework and capstone within four (4) months of the opening date of the course.

Start Date (Opening of courses for cohort) Requirements Completion Date for Courses and Capstone Results of Capstone
March 1, 2022Sold Out! June 30, 2022 August 15, 2022
May 1, 2022 Sold Out! August 31, 2022 October 10, 2022
July 1, 2022Sold Out! October 31, 2022 December 6, 2022
September 1, 2022 December 31, 2022 February 14, 2023

THE CVE CERTIFICATION CALENDAR for 2023

Beginning in 2023, the CVE Educational Credentialing Program is administered three (3) times a year. The required courses open February 1, June 1, and November 1. Candidates are expected to complete the coursework and capstone within three (3) months of the opening date of the course.

Start Date (Opening of courses for cohort) Requirements Completion Date for Courses and Capstone Results of Capstone
February 1, 2023 April 30, 2023 After May 31, 2023
June 1, 2023 August 31, 2023 After September 30, 2023
November 1, 2023 January 31, 2024 After February 28, 2024

ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility Criteria for Certification

Eligibility Criteria for Certification To be eligible, an applicant must be deemed fit to pursue CVE certification by CRCC and must meet EVERY applicable requirement. Please review the CVE Certification Guide for further details.

There are two (2) pathways for application:

  1. Current CRCs
  2. Currently, on the PVE Registry, hold the IPEC, or hold the ICVE
Applicant must hold the CRC credential and be in good standing.

Step #1: Complete CVE application.

  • Log in to your CRCC account.
  • Click the Apply for CVE Certification link in the My CRCC Links on your account page.
  • Pay Application and CVE Certification course package fee — $600.

Step #2: Complete CVE educational course package.

  • Successfully complete the CVE certification online course package, focusing on the foundations of vocational evaluation, concepts and techniques in vocational evaluation, and applications and advanced techniques in vocational evaluation.
    • No continuing education credit is associated with the CVE certification online course package.
  • Successfully complete each course section of the course package, including the learning activities and assessments.

Step #3: Complete the final capstone project that will be reviewed and evaluated by the CRCC CVE Advisory Panel.

  • Capstone must be completed within thirty (30) days of successfully completing the full course package.
  • Please refer to the CVE Certification Guide for full application details.

Completion of the courses and capstone must be within four (4) months of the opening date of the course. Candidates must successfully complete both the course requirement and the capstone experience. Candidates will receive a “Grade” of “pass or fail” at the completion of the required educational program. The capstone experience will open for candidates who pass the educational program.

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Applicant currently is included on the PVE Registry, holds the IPEC, or holds the ICVE credential and is in good standing. (Note: The PVE Registry ends December 31, 2022).

Step #1: Complete CVE application.

  • Log in to your CRCC account.
  • Click the Apply for CVE Certification link in the My CRCC Links on your account page.
  • Complete CVE application.
    • Provide letter of verification from PVE (Registry of Professional Vocational Evaluators). Note: The Registry closes December 31, 2022. After that date, CRCC will no longer accept a letter of verification from PVE.
    • OR provide letter of verification from the American Board of Vocational Experts attesting that you hold the International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC).
    • OR provide a letter of verification from the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals attesting that you hold International Certified Vocational Evaluators (ICVE) credential.
    • Provide official graduate transcript (awarding of master’s or doctoral degree). For requirements on submitting your official transcript, please refer to the CVE Certification Guide.
    • International Degrees: Please review the CVE Certification Guide.

Step #2: Pay CVE Application Fee — $405.

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Fees

Certification
Fee
$600

CVE Course
Extension fee 
$75

Certification Course or
Capstone Retake Fee
$300

CVE Package Outline

I. Foundations of Vocational Evaluation

a. Philosophy and Service Settings
b. Professionalism and Ethics
c. Implications of Disability

II. Introduction to Concepts and Techniques in Vocational Evaluation

a. Choosing Reliable, Valid, and Culturally Appropriate Test(s)
b. Categories of Assessment – Formal and Informal
c. Assistive Technology and Reasonable Accommodations
d. Vocational Interviewing
e. Designing an evaluation from referral questions

III. Application and Advanced Techniques in Vocational Evaluation

a. Occupational Information
b. Case Conceptualization
c. Making Recommendations
d. Effective Communication: Report Writing
e. Effective Communication: Discussing Results and Consultation

IV. Capstone project (vocational evaluation report) to be evaluated by a team of experts

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Fees. All fees are non-refundable.

Retaking the Required Courses. If a candidate fails to successfully complete the educational courses, a retake fee must be paid within 3 business days of the notification sent by CRCC via email to the address we have on file for the candidate. The candidate will need to complete the courses within 90 days.

The courses must be successfully completed on the second attempt. If the courses are successfully completed, the capstone will be opened for the candidate.

If the candidate does not successfully complete the educational courses on the second attempt, a new application must be submitted and the application fee must be paid.

Retaking the Capstone. If a candidate does not successfully complete the capstone project, a retake fee must be paid within 3 business days of the notification send by CRCC via email to the address we have on file for the candidate. The candidate will be registered for the next available capstone. The case study will not be the same one used for the initial report. The candidate will need to complete the capstone within 30 days. 

If the candidate does not successfully complete the capstone report on the second attempt, a new application must be submitted and the application fee must be paid. The candidate will be required to successfully complete both the educational courses and capstone.

Request for Extension. Should a situation arise whereby the candidate cannot complete the required coursework or capstone by the deadline, CRCC will consider requests for an extension of the completion deadline on a case-by-case basis. Natural disasters, medical emergencies, or death of a relative are examples of extenuating circumstances. A review of the candidate’s progress toward course completion will be a determining factor in the granting of an extension. There is a fee associated with extensions.