About

The Registry of Professional Vocational Evaluators (RPVE) was created to provide a credential for vocational evaluators who have demonstrated attainment of acceptable standards of education, experience, and knowledge. The intent is to aid in the promotion and quality of the vocational evaluation profession.

However, the Registry has decided to stop accepting new applications. Please see our upcoming changes page for more information.

A Little History…


From 1983 to 2008, the Commission on Certification on Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation (CCWAVES) was the credentialing body that provided vocational evaluators to obtain the credential of Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE). When CCWAVES suspended in September 2008, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) took over the maintenance and renewal of current CVEs. However, the suspension of CCWAVES resulted in a gap that prevents new vocational evaluators from obtaining a professional credential that validates their knowledge and training.

To address this gap, in May 2009, the leadership of Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals (VECAP) and Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association (VEWAA) commissioned a nine (9)-member task force to explore options for an additional credential. This new credential would provide a means for new evaluators to obtain professional credentialing in that becoming a CVE is no longer an option. The result of this task force’s efforts is this new credential named Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE).

Our Board of Directors


RPVE is a non-profit organization managed by a Board of Directors:

Officers

Shawn L. Zimmerman

M.S. CRC, CVE, PVE
RPVE Chair
Division of Rehabilitative Services
Commonwealth of Virginia
Manassas, VA

Erika Peterson

M.S., CRC, CVE, PVE, ATP/SMS
RPVE CEO and Secretary
SVRI
Menomonie, Wisconsin

Paige Tidwell

EdS, CRC, CVE, LPC, PVE
RPVE Treasurer
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Board Members-at-Large

Debra Homa

Ph.D., CRC, CVE, PVE
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI

James L. Eckerle

MS, MBA, PVE
RPVE Board Member At Large
Aspiro, Inc.
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Rebecca Williamson

MA, CRC, PVE
RPVE Board Member At Large
Two-6 Resources Inc
Orlando, Florida