For more information, contact the Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association at the National Rehabilitation Association, 1910 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 and the Commission on Certification of Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation Specialists (CCWAVES
), 1835 Rohlwing Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, (708) 394-2104.
Participants in this study consisted of a randomized sample of 800 CVE from Canada and the USA selected from the larger CCWAVES database of 1215 CVE.
Designed to support CCWAVES and grounded in the model of job analysis (Henderson, 1996), the research findings provide the empirical basis that outline content valid job-related practices and the foundation for defensible CVE examination development.
However, the findings and recommendations from this study extend beyond CCWAVES examination development.
As a guiding document, these findings may stimulate additional discussion in such areas as: (a) redefinition of CCWAVES eligibility criteria to satisfy acceptable course work in vocational evaluation; (b) review of vocational evaluation programs funded by RSA to insure adequate coverage of competencies/content specific to vocational evaluation, as well as a commitment to meet the short-term and long-term training needs of the profession; and (c) reconsideration by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) in the development of specialization tracks in vocational evaluation.