Vocational rehabilitation professionals come from a variety of backgrounds. A recent VRA Canada membership survey indicated that members hold degrees and diplomas in social work, human resources, kinesiology, sociology and even engineering and business, among many others.
If you are interested in becoming a VR professional, there are several pathways to achieve this goal. Depending on the certification you intend to pursue, there is information available on each certification from both VRA Canada and the CVRP.
Below is an overview of the certifications available and the requirements to attain and maintain each, listed under the organization that administers them.
Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP)
Note: Not being issued since January 1, 2018
Registered Community Support Specialist (RCSS)
Registered Vocational Professional (RVP)