PEQATAC Certification Program

Certification on Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance

NOTE: The application period for the sixth certification training will be open from January 28th – February 22nd, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their status the first week in March. The cohort starts April 1st, with an online orientation on April 3rd. We will announce future open application periods as that information becomes available. Please join our email list if you would like to be notified about PEQA updates. Thank you.

The PEQATAC has developed a one-year certification program Certification on Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance that will result in increasing the numbers and qualifications of program evaluators and quality assurance specialists in State VR agencies. During this application period, there is the option to apply either as an individual or as a team of up to 3 staff from one State VR agency.

The certificate program includes strategies to develop key competencies necessary for successful implementation of program evaluation and quality assurance activities, including:

  • Knowledge of the State-Federal VR program
  • Data collection methodologies
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Making evaluative judgments and recommendations
  • Effective communication of results (including presentations, drafting reports, and building partnerships)
  • Ethical practice

The goal is to build on the knowledge and skills of training participants and to provide opportunities for incorporating practice into training. The training will be delivered using multiple modalities and in an accessible format.

Completion of a capstone project is required in order to successfully complete the program

Application Process

Participant selection for the certification program will be based, in part, on the considered recommendation of their employing State VR agencies.

PEQATAC will begin accepting applications for the sixth cohort from January 28th through February 22nd, 2019. Applicants may apply either as individuals or as a team of up to three members and will be notified of their status during the first week in March.

We will also share upcoming open application periods when they are scheduled.

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Application Steps