Registry of Professional Vocational Evaluators
The VEWAA Board continues to support and strongly endorses the new Registry of Professional Vocational Evaluator or RPVE. The RPVE was created to provide a credential for vocational evaluators when the Commission on Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation suspended operations in 2008.
By assisting in the creation and development of the RPVE, VEWAA is pleased to contribute to the long-term conservation of the vocational evaluator profession and identity.
For previous information on certification you can scroll down to read earlier messages and announcements pertaining to the former CCWAVES.
As noted on 9/5/2008, the Commission on Certification of Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation Specialists (CCWAVES) issued an announcement indicating that CCWAVES, the Commission on Certification of Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation, had been forced to begin the process to dissolve the organization.
As of September 2009 the CCWAVES was no longer operational. Although there is no existing option for new vocational evaluators to be certified as "Certified Vocational Evaluators" (CVE), individuals holding the CVE designation can maintain this through the CRCC. Inquiries about certification and maintenance options should be directed to the CRCC website.
Credentialing Task Force
An ad-hoc Task Force, chaired by John Lui, Executive Director of SVRI at UW-Stout, consisting of members of VEWAA and VECAP has been working for the past year to explore different processes and credentialing options for vocational evaluation. The task force conducted an online survey in early 2010. Nearly 70% of 964 participants expressed interest in a credential and agreed on "Professional Vocational Evaluator" (PVE) as the name. This task force is continuing to meet and has the goal of recommending a sustainable credential that will help to promote professional practice among those in the field vocational evaluation.
The 11/8/2010 letter from Debra Homa, VEWAA 2010 President, has provided information on the status of the Professional Vocational Evaluation (PVE) credential.
New Alternative Certification for Vocational Evaluation Specialists Joint Task Force Report (November 2009)
Download a copy of the report (Word Format)
Download a copy of the report (Word Format)
VEWAA is pleased to announce the participation on a joint task force with VECAP on Alternative Certification for Vocational Evaluation Specialists. The task force, which was led by Karen Pell, convened in May 2009. The charge was to research the following:
How the CVE resulted in it’s current status and the lessons learned
Options for those who currently hold a CVE and options for those seeking a CVE
Recommendations to the professional associations on how to guide professionals seeking the CVE designation
In addition to providing information regarding the three items listed above, the report discusses lessons learned from alternative certifying organizations, as well as other rehabilitation certification commissions. The summary succinctly documents the barriers the VE profession faces and the recommendations that resulted from the research completed by the task force.
F or more information about the task force
report or other certification questions please contact
or more information about the task force report or other certification questions please contact Paige Tidwell.
The following information reviews previous certification announcements:
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
has announced that it has assumed responsibilities for
oversight and management of the following designations for
vocational assessment professionals:
CRCC assured that they are dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of these important credentials via:
CRCC indicated that they are excited to be adding these important, credentialed vocational assessment professionals into the CRCC fold. For more information, please visit the CRCC website at
www.crccertification.com, "CVE/CWA/CCAA Designations".
Important CCWAVES Announcement (9/5/2008)
The Commission on Certification of Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation Specialists (CCWAVES) has issued an announcement indicating that, as of 9/5/2008, CCWAVES has been forced to begin the process to dissolve the organization.
VEWAA has been in contact with CCWAVES to learn more details. We suggest that you go to the CCWAVES website at www.ccwaves.org to see the letter that was sent to all certificants.
CCWAVES indicated that this was a very difficult decision. Our conversations with Ron Spitznagle, Chair of the Commission, confirmed that the CCWAVES was faced with extremely difficult circumstances. VEWAA will work with VECAP and other appointing organizations to determine what this will mean to current certificants, prospective applicants and practitioners in the fields of vocational evaluation, work adjustment and career assessment.
We realize that there likely are many unanswered questions and concerns. Additional information will be posted on the VEWAA website and anyone is encouraged to send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.