Ask A Colleague


ask-a-colleague

Ask A Colleague – Have a vocational evaluation or career assessment question? Would you like to get input/feedback on a challenging case? We’re creating a space here to ask questions and receive feedback. Please leave your name, email address and question in the comment area below. Please allow 48 hours for a response.

Questions? Contact the VECAP Home Office office@vecap.org

5 thoughts on “Ask A Colleague

  1. Hello, I am currently a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. I have worked in this field for three years. I have a Masters in Sociology. I am considering returning to school to obtain my CRC. However, I am interested in becoming a Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialist. What type of training or education do I need to become a CVE? Is there a test that I must take to become certified? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Thank you for contacting VECAP. The CVE credentialing closed to new applicants several years ago. The PVE (Professional Vocational Evaluator) was established to catch those new to the field. It has recently ended its service and a National Task Force is working to identify a solid credentialing avenue for new applicants. If you are not already a member, considering joining VECAP to access the member benefits. https://vecap.org/member-services

    Stay in touch here through the VECAP website and through our FaceBook page. https://www.facebook.com/VECAP.org Please feel to contact the Home Office at office@vecap.org

  3. Hi, Ashley, I just read your question and do hope you pursue your interest in vocational evaluation. As our response to you indicated, we are actively working with another credentialing organization to provide vocational evaluation certification. If our efforts are successful, there will be an examination required as part of the credentialing process. Please stay in touch with us and, again, we hope you will join VECAP so you’ll be up-to-date on the credentialing process and many of the other positive activities in which we are engaged. Thanks for your inquiry. Pam Leconte, Board Member-at-Large

  4. Hi, I am a member of NCDA and an instructor of Facilitating Career Development. I currently hold the credential as a Certified Master of Career Services. I posted this question on the NCDA website and a colleague responded by referring me to your website.
    “Has anyone conducted a training on administering comprehensive vocational evaluations, not just for persons with disabilities, but for all populations in a workforce development environment?”

    Somehow I would like to incorporate a training on Comprehensive Vocational Evaluations in addition to the NCDA FCD training? If you have a NCDA credential do you also have to have a Professional Vocational Evaluator credential as well?

  5. “Has anyone conducted a training on administering comprehensive vocational evaluations, not just for persons with disabilities, but for all populations in a workforce development environment?”

    We have provided training on the basics of vocational evaluation, which includes a definition and examples of a Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation (CVE). CVE is not merely a particular kind of assessment to add on to other career assessments. It is a whole different level of assessment (level III). It can very well be applied to “all” populations because it is comprehensive and looks at a person’s functioning in all relevant domains. It happens to be particularly useful both for persons with disabilities and with other challenges or obstacles to employment because it takes account of those persons’ functional limitations which may need workplace or training accommodations. Most people can make decisions and take action on the Level I and II assessment that occurs in career assessment & counseling, as with the GCDF course. A CVE covers many topics and uses different tools, including instruments (tests and work samples), techniques (situational and ecological assessments), and strategies (accommodations, modifications, and learning preferences). A short training cannot cover the breadth and scope of a CVE. We invite you to participate in any of our training conferences which covers instruments, strategies, and techniques used in a CVE. With the exception of how to provide accommodations—any of these tools can be used with a non-disabled population.

    Somehow I would like to incorporate a training on Comprehensive Vocational Evaluations in addition to the NCDA FCD training?

    That is a great idea. The NCDA incorporates many of the tools we use in Vocational Evaluation so to build toward trainings that lead to competencies to conduct a CVE would be a worthwhile investment of time.

    If you have a NCDA credential do you also have to have a Professional Vocational Evaluator credential as well?

    If you hold a NCDA credential and are a practicing VE, then having a CVE or PVE is appropriate. If you have neither the CVE nor PVE, then you may need another credential. Both the CVE and PVE are no longer accepting new applicants. VECAP is working on a position paper about credentialing that will be posted on our web site soon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close