Vocational Evaluation Forensic Certificate College of Education

 

What is a training certificate and how is it different from other graduate programs?

A training certificate can include a series of courses with the end goal of receiving a certificate of completion. Unlike graduate programs, a training certificate program is usually much shorter in duration and focuses on specific course training. You do not receive a degree after completion of a training certificate program.

 

What is the purpose of the Vocational Evaluation Forensic Certificate (VEFC)?

The main objective for the VEFC program is employment: 1) that an increased number of people will be trained in evidenced-based practices and current vocational evaluation and forensic techniques, and 2) that by implementing these skills, individuals with disabilities will find greater and more positive employment outcomes. Guided by the values of diversity and knowledge, we hope to train students and professionals that appreciate evidenced-based practices and updated technology to better apply these skills to various vocational rehabilitation settings, ultimately improving the lives and wellbeing of their diverse clients.

 

How long does it take to complete the VEFC program?

It is a one-year training certificate program. Six courses will take place across one academic year (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters), totaling 18 credit hours.

 

What is the course rotation?

Fall semester:Introduction to Rehabilitation and Case Management
Proprietary Rehabilitation
Spring semester:Vocational Evaluation
Emerging Adulthood & Transition in Rehabilitation
Summer semester:Advanced Theories
Occupational, Career, & Placement Services

 

Are classes on campus or online?

Both! You can register for in-person or online courses (distance education). We believe that accessibility and flexibility in training are important aspects of your education and the VEFC program overall. Course meetings will also be recorded so that you can access the course content at a later time should something come up!

 

I have taken similar courses during my previous graduate work. Are there course substitutions?

Course substitutions will be assessed on an individual basis if taken in the last 1-2 years. We encourage you to apply to the certificate in order to explore this option.

 

How will this training certificate help me professionally?

Upon completion of this program, you will have knowledge and skills that can be applied to multiple vocational rehabilitation and forensic settings. It will also help prepare Master’s students for the CRC and CVE exams, after completion of all courses and with the use of our CRC/CVE training modules!

 

How much does the VEFC program cost and is there funding?

Costs of attendance is listed below. You can also use the tuition calculator.

For graduate residents = $546/credit hour + fees
For graduate non-residents = $1,638/credit hour + fees
For distance education = $630/credit hour + fees

For more details on Distance Education costs, please refer to the College of Education Online Course Fees table.

Yes! Each year we have 15 scholarships available for the most outstanding applicants. To be considered for one of these scholarships, simply complete our scholarship application after completion and submission of the program application (refer to the scholarship application question below to learn how to apply).

 

Who is eligible to apply?

Both students and professionals are welcome! You must have a bachelors degree to apply, but individuals with a Master’s degree are also eligible.

 

How do I apply to the program?

Applications include submission of undergraduate and/or graduate transcript(s), two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a letter of intent. To apply, open the online application for the Auburn University Graduate School, create an account or sign into an existing account, answer the application questions, and upload the application materials.

Currently enrolled AU students may request an application fee waiver from the Graduate School by calling 334-844-4700. If you have any questions as to whether you qualify for the waiver, please contact the Graduate School before submitting the application.

 

How do I apply for a scholarship?

An additional scholarship application and instructions will be sent to you via email upon submission of the program application. Final selection of scholarship recipients will be determined after completion of an interview.

 

What are the CRC/CVE training modules and how can I access them?

The CRC/CVE training modules consist of videos and educational materials that will be helpful in your preparation for taking the CRC and CVE exams. They will be publicly available via CANVAS, Auburn University’s online educational platform. VEFC students and those not enrolled in the VEFC program will be able to access the training modules on the VEFC website once they become available!

 

Who can I contact with additional questions?

Email forensicrehab@auburn.edu for any questions. We would be happy to hear from you!

 

Last modified: October 16, 2022