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ABVE Credentialing Process
The American Board of Vocational Experts recognizes and supports the policies and high professional standards of the various rehabilitation credentialing bodies. This view is all-encompassing but focused on the integrity and industry demand for high ethical policies and practice. ABVE maintains a strict ethics approach to take rapid action with professional members who are found to have violated one or more of these canons. It is with this philosophy that professionals who have been sanctioned by any vocational rehabilitation credentialing body with loss of membership will not be allowed to take the ABVE examination or hold the ABVE credential.

To be considered for certification, you must meet the appropriate criteria and submit your application with accompanying documents requested. The application fee of $225 is nonrefundable.

* Note: All work-product submitted for review shall have names of parties and other significant individuals redacted.

* Note: Completed applications for certification must be received by January 8, 2020 in order to be eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam onMarch 26th, 2020.

DIPLOMATE (ABVE/D) status requires seven years of documented experience in the area of assessment of vocational capacity and vocational expert opinion and demonstration of distinguished performance or recognition as a vocational expert, in addition to the above requirements. This might include the following: published works; leadership position in a professional organization; presentation of papers at professional organization; presentation of papers at professional seminars; and/or sitting on study groups or legislative committees to enhance the professionalism of an organization.

FELLOW (ABVE/F) status requires three years of documented experience in assessment of vocational capacity and vocational expert forensics in addition to the requirements (A-F) listed above.

An applicant for the International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC) shall hold a Master’s or Doctorate degree in in Psychology (MA, MS, M.Ed.), School Psychology, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Therapy/Family Therapy/Counseling, Education, or other Health Related Field from an accredited institution.  Applicant will have documented specific education courses and equivalents such as Tests & Measurements, Ethics, Assessment/Evaluation, Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, Multicultural/Ethnic Perspectives, Specialized Psychometric Training and Theories.  Applicant will have specific experience in testing domains recognized in the Psychometric Industry such as Academic, Achievement, personality/Behavioral Health, Intelligence/Cognitive, Career/Vocational, Neuropsychology, Forensic, Speech Language, Work Evaluation/Work Capacity, Pain/Medical and Research. This level of membership in ABVE shall require demonstrated testing experience.

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