Vocational Evaluation Forensic Certificate

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The Vocational Evaluation Forensic Certificate program is a short-term training certificate that exists for professionals and paraprofessionals who desire to work in the field of vocational rehabilitation. This certificate incorporates current knowledge and training on societal trends in the areas of economics, forensics, employment, and evaluation, serving to enhance and improve students’ education, ultimately leading to greater employment for individuals with disabilities.

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Certificate Overview

Those completing the Vocational Evaluation Forensic Graduate Certificate will be able to

  • assist individuals with disabilities in achieving positive employment outcomes
  • help individuals with disabilities identify career and educational interests
  • apply evidence-based practices to empower individuals with disabilities
  • engage in social just and advocacy in their daily work

Faculty will teach the core classes of the certificate program including Introduction to Rehabilitation and Case Management, providing a high quality and expert experience in coursework.

Students will take six courses, which are required for certificate completion. There are no electives. Students will take two courses each semester, for three semesters to complete the programs. Cohorts will be admitted each fall semester. Courses can be taken as non-degree by students eligible for Master’ level coursework, or have a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, or those completing a master’s degree.

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Individuals with a bachelor’s or master’s degree are eligible. Students in the Auburn Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program are also eligible for the VEFC program. Students who have previously obtained a bachelor’s degree will have enhanced competencies to serve individuals with disabilities.

Application Deadline

  • Deadline for fall enrollment: May 1
  • On campus and distance cohorts will be enrolled to begin fall semester only
  • Upon submission, applications will be reviewed as soon as possible and until all available spots are filled

Application Requirements

For the admission process, you will need to provide the following:

  • All official transcripts
  • Reference forms (optional)
  • Writing sample required
  • Letter of intent required
  • Interviews are required
  • Graduate School application and payment*

*Currently enrolled Auburn University students can request an application fee waiver.
Before submitting your application, phone the Graduate School at (334) 844-4700 and request this waiver.

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The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

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Cost and Financial Support


The VEFC certificate program at Auburn University is grant-funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the U.S Department of Education. The program is a one-year, six course, graduate certificate allowing both on campus and online undergraduate and graduate students education in vocational rehabilitation. New cohorts will begin each fall. Up to 15 scholarships will be available to fund students each year.

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Information for Current Students

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