CVRP / VRA BC Training Day and Examination Initiative

Pre-Examination Training Day and CVRP Examination Initiative – January 28th -29th, 2017

 

Where:  Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre

515 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3

Room 7000 – capacity 62

 

Cost of the training Day with Study Guide:  $250  + GST.  (Shipping of Study Guide extra)

Cost of Registration Application and Examination Sitting:  $400.00 plus BC GST of $20.00.

Cost of Examination Sitting for CVRP registrants who wish to write the exam: $50 plus GST.

Click  here for Training Day Application Form with Study Guide

Click here for Application to sit the Examination

 

In collaboration with the BC Society of VRAC, the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (The College) will provide a one day training to assist professional members of VRA BC to sit and write the CVRP credentialing examination.  The day following the CVRP training in BC, the CVRP exam will be administered.   This will be a one-time offer only.

 

If you are interested in becoming certified, please respond to VRA BC.    The printed Study Guide (359 pages of text book quality – printed price of $125.00 plus shipping) will be provided at a cost of $50.00 plus shipping for participants of the training.

 

This will benefit four (4) categories of VRA BC members as follows:

  1. Members in good standing with VRA BC who hold a RRP, CCRC, CRC, CVE, CLCP or CCLCP and who may or may not hold a university level degree and/or a post-graduate degree degrees but have been classified as professional members of VRA Canada will be eligible for the CVRP credential, if successfully passing the CVRP entrance examination. As part of the collaboration effort, the formal education prerequisite will be relaxed for this one-time event. Successful applicants must complete the application for Registration and submit all required documents to be registered with the College.
  2. Members in good standing with VRA BC who hold a RVP or RCSS and who may or may not hold a university degree or a College diploma but have been classified as professional members of VRA Canada will be eligible for the CVRP(P), Provisional Status, if successfully passing the CVRP entrance examination. The successful candidate would then be subject to completing the criteria outlined for provisional registration status (in 36 months from date of provisional registration) in order to achieve full CVRP registration status as per the Provisional Registration Policy.  Successful applicants must complete the application for Registration and submit all required documents to be registered with the College.
  3. Any Associate or new members of VRA BC who meet the CVRP entrance requirement to sit the entrance examination under the CVRP, CVRP(Provisional) or CVRP(Intern) application criteria. Successful applicants must complete the application for Registration and submit all required documents to be registered with the College.
  4. Members in good standing with VRA BC who hold a CVRP CVRP(F) CVRP(D) and have been classified as professional members of VRA Canada, may attend the training for the approximately 7-7.5 hours (6-6.5 Domain CEUs + a minimum of 1.0 Ethics ) of approved CEU’s. The same CEU completion certificates can be awarded for the maintenance of the RRP or CCRC.   A request can be made by those Attendees (CVRP registrants who grandfathered into the College prior to June 30, 2013) to voluntarily sit the entrance exam on January 28th; this may specifically appeal to VRA BC members who are also CVRP registrants involved in Forensic VR services or Legal VE services and who wish to strengthen their CV’s for court classification as expert witness.   CEU award for voluntarily writing the CVRP Examination is a total of 10 CEU’s (7.0 Domain CEUs and 3 Ethics CEUs).  Anonymity for the Volunteer writer can be requested.

Important Information about the College and Registration Maintenance

The mandate of CVRP is to protect the public through rigorous credentialing standards, complaints and discipline procedures and to ensure our professional members are meeting minimum standards of knowledge and practice by having to pass the certification competency examination. Upon attaining certification with CVRP, it is the responsibility of each Registrant to maintain annual registration requirements as set forth in CVRP Registration Policies (http://www.cvrp.ca/2010/01/14/registration-policies/ ) and as highlighted below.

Requirements for Annual Renewal From ANNUAL REGISTRATION RENEWAL POLICY:

http://www.cvrp.ca/annual-registration-renewal-policy/

 

Certification of registration is maintained on an annual basis. Each year there are two primary and mandatory components:

  • Each Registrant is required to attest to standards of professional behaviour and ethics in the form of declarations, as specified in the Renewal Application Form.
  • Each Registrant is required to provide payment of registration renewal fees by the registration renewal date.

 

The Registrar has the right to conduct random registration audits for CEU compliance without notice. If a registrant’s CEU maintenance record is not compliant, written notices will be forwarded for immediate action and could result in the assessment of registration penalty.

Requirements for Renewal at 2-year intervals

Every other year, 30 days prior to the registration renewal date, the professional development / continuing education component must be met in order to maintain certification of registration. This component is specific to submission of documentation pertaining to professional development. (Link for CVRP CEU Policy: http://www.cvrp.ca/continuing-education-policy/ )

Requirements for Renewal at 5-year intervals

According to registration requirements, each Registrant is required to provide an updated original copy of a Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSPC) (for more info: http://www.cvrp.ca/2014/01/31/information-about-vspc/ ) as outlined in the CVRP New Applicant Policy (http://www.cvrp.ca/newapplicationpolicy/).  A new VSPC must be submitted every 5 years from the date of the Registrant’s last search, forwarded by the last day of the month preceding a registrant’s annual renewal date. The original VSPC (i.e., hard copy) can be submitted via mail or courier. Upon receipt, the date of the current VSPC is recorded in the Registrant’s Member Profile.

Requirements related to Errors and Omissions Practice Insurance

CVRP requires that all Registrants of the College maintain current Errors and Omissions (E&O) policy, preferably with Defense Insurance for College complaints, wherever possible, as part of maintenance of their certification. The E&O Insurance should be specifically designed to cover the scope of practice and the standards of practice for a Vocational Rehabilitation Professional. The Defense Insurance allows a practitioner to consult a lawyer very early in the complaints process and allows ‘frivolous or malicious complaints’ to be resolved quickly. Other levels of E&O insurance, not specifically designed for a Vocational Rehabilitation Professional, may not be acceptable.

 

For any additional questions with regard to the Policy for Application for Examination, Eligibility for Examination and Credential Classification, please visit the CVRP website at: www.cvrp.ca

 

For quick links:

ANNUAL REGISTRATION RENEWAL POLICY  – http://www.cvrp.ca/annual-registration-renewal-policy/

CERTIFICATION – http://www.cvrp.ca/certification/

CVRP CREDENTIAL CLASSIFICATION – http://www.cvrp.ca/2011/12/27/registration-class/

APPLICATION PROCESS AND CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION – http://www.cvrp.ca/2011/12/27/new-application-process/

QUALIFYING EDUCATION FOR APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION – http://www.cvrp.ca/qual-edn/