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 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 – SOLD OUT||April 30, 2023||After May 31, 2023|
|June 1, 2023 – SOLD OUT||August 31, 2023||After September 30, 2023|
|November 1, 2023||January 31, 2024||After February 28, 2024|
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. Applicants must be a current CRC to apply.
Application One: Applicant Holds the CRC
Step #1: 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 three (3) 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.
Application Two: Applicant Holds the IPEC or ICVE
Step #1. Complete the CVE application.
- Log in to your CRCC account or Create a customer account with CRCC.
- Click the Apply for CVE Certification link in the My CRCC Links section.
Step #2. Provide a 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.
Step #3. Provide an official graduate transcript (awarding of master’s or doctoral degree). To verify your educational background, CRCC requires an official transcript that shows the granting of your graduate-level degree.
Step #4. Pay the CVE Application fee.
Certification Course or
Capstone Retake Fee
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.