Certification

ABVE Credentialing Process

Applicants must hold a Master’s or Doctorate degree from an accredited institution in vocational rehabilitation, psychology, vocational counseling or a related human service field. Also required is specific knowledge or vocational assessment, functional capacity measures, psychological tests and measurement, job analysis, job placement, and job surveys. The ABVE Diplomate and Fellow certifications require experience in providing testimony in these areas. An applicant must hold an Associate Membership at the time of application for certification.

Steps to Certification are as follows:

  • Complete the appropriate application
  • Submit official college transcripts in a sealed envelope
  • Submit a current Curriculum Vitae or resume
  • Submit three (3) letters of reference, each in a sealed envelope
  • Submit at least one redacted forensic work product or work sample
  • Submit a signed Code of Ethics
  • Pass a Peer Review
  • Attain a passing score on the appropriate ABVE Examination
FELLOW (ABVE/F) certification requires three years of documented experience in assessment of vocational capacity and working as a forensic vocational expert, in addition to the requirements listed above
DIPLOMATE (ABVE/D) requires seven years of documented experience in assessment of vocational capacity and working as a forensic vocational expert, in addition to the requirements listed above.

INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION CERTIFICATION (IPEC)
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.