Certificate in Vocational Evaluation

Note: Effective Spring 2019 semester, admissions to the Vocational Evaluation Certificate program will temporarily cease. Students currently enrolled or those admitted during Fall 2018 semester or who start Spring 2019, will be able to complete their matriculation plan and graduate. Please consult this page for future updates or contact the coordinator, Dr. Steven Sligar at sligars@ecu.edu.


As of December 31st, 2017 the Registry of Professional Vocational Evaluators will no longer accept new applications, but move to maintenance and renewals only until December 31st, 2022. For more information see https://pveregistry.org/changes/

The Certificate in Vocational Evaluation provides students with the basic knowledge and professional skills needed to work as an evaluator in applied settings. The certificate is open to graduate students as well as non-degree students with a baccalaureate degree. The courses meet academic requirements for the Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) credential.

The program requires completion of 12 s.h. of coursework. Required courses include ADRE 6400, 6401 or equivalent, plus 6 s.h. of electives (usually ADRE 6000 and ADRE 6100 to meet PVE requirements) chosen in consultation with the coordinator, Dr. Steven Sligar (sligars@ecu.edu or 252-744-6293).

Students who are currently in a graduate degree program at ECU who wish to add a certificate may do so by submitting an 'Add a Certificate' form. This form can be accessed via http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/gradschool/academic-policies-and-forms.cfm (click the 'Request to add a certificate' link and complete the sharepoint form). 

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