Designations

employment serviceOur members have distinguished themselves and advanced their professional standing through academic achievement and awarded designations. Each member is required to comply with the requirements of their designation for ongoing education to ensure the maintenance of skills and knowledge.

Through membership in VRA Canada you may apply for one of the following VRA Canada designations. Each designation Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP), Registered Vocational Professional (RVP) and Registered Community Support Specialist (RCSS) distinguishes the individual as a professional, setting you apart from others in the field. These designations are earned through demonstrated abilities in education and workplace experience.

To learn more: Register Rehabilitation Professional (RRP),
 Registered Vocational Professional (RVP) and
 Registered Community Support Specialist (RCSS)

The RVP designation was developed as a joint CAVEWAS/VRA Canada initiative to recognize those individuals who provide vocational/employment services with people with disability or disadvantage including:

  • Vocational/employment counselors
  • Specialty counselling areas like addictions, mental health, etc.
  • Job placement and job development specialists
  • Supported employment
  • Counselors /coordinators
  • Return-to-work coordinators
  • Transition specialists
  • Pre-employment / job readiness specialists

What credentials do we hold?

As indicated, directly aligned credentials held by CAVEWAS members include the:

  • Registered Community Support Specialist (RCSS)
  • Registered Vocational Professional (RVP)
  • Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP)
  • Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE)
  • Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE)

In 2015, CAVEWAS collaborated with the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP) to create a new designation in the Canadian market.  This credential is the Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE).  It had a predecessor in North America, the Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), initially supported by the Commission on Certification in Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (CCWAVES).   When CCWAVES terminated business, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) took on the CVE designation but no longer offered a Canadian exam.  This series of events encouraged CAVEWAS and CVRP to consider the CCVE as a Canadian alternative.

The first sitting of the CCVE exam was May 8th, 2016 in Toronto. Click here for details.

Which other credentialed professionals participate?

Professionals with the following credentials may also choose to become CAVEWAS members in order to benefit from a variety of membership services or to further develop their professional status / development:   

  • Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP)
  • Future Life Care Planner (FLCP)
  • Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE)
  • Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP)
  • Canadian Disability Management Professional (CDMP)
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
  • Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP)
  • Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR)
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
  • Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC)
  • Registered Assessment Specialist (RAS)
  • Certified Career Strategist (CCS)
  • Certified Employment Strategist (CES)
  • Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP)

Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE)

In 2015, the Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association (CAVEWAS), a Society of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA), collaborated with the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP) to create a new designation in the Canadian market. This credential is the Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE). It had a predecessor in North America, the Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), initially supported by the Commission on Certification in Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (CCWAVES). When CCWAVES terminated business, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) took on the CVE designation but no longer offered a Canadian exam. This series of events encouraged CAVEWAS and CVRP to consider the CCVE as a Canadian alternative.

A group of highly skilled and experienced individuals in Vocational Evaluation and / or in Professional exam development, representing CAVEWAS and CVRP, met several times and worked together to develop the CCVE application process and exam. KMG Health Partners won the rights to develop the CCVE Study Guide and Exam Preparation Workshop through a request for proposal process.

Registered Vocational Professional (RVP)

Register Rehabilitation Professional (RRP)

Registered Community Support Specialist (RCSS)