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Certificate in Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation

Program Details

University of Florida’s (UF) Certificate Program in Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation is available through UF’s College of Public Health & Health Professions, and is intended for working professionals that currently have a master’s degree in Rehabilitative Counseling or working professionals that are already certified rehabilitative counselors. This program’s distance learning format was created with these working professionals in mind. These professionals may not have the freedom to pursue a traditional certificate program on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments. Through this program, students may be able to further their education and enrich their careers without sacrificing their work and family life.

The topics in the program courses include the following:

  • social security
  • marriage dissolution
  • personal injury
  • worker’s compensation
  • client forensic interview
  • impact of disability in legal cases
  • vocational skills analysis
  • ethical considerations for the forensic expert
  • formulating opinions for testimony
  • case documentation

Once the coursework for this certificate is successfully completed, graduates may possess the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a Forensic Vocational Rehabilitator.

Requirements

Students must have a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (or equivalent); or are in the final stages of their educational program.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Restrictions

UF is partially authorized for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington. States pending authorization include: Kansas, Michigan, New York, and Oregon.

Distance education programs in allied health professions, counseling, education, nursing, social work, and veterinary medicine may require additional approval from state licensing agencies or boards. Out-of-state students who are considering applying to a professional program should contact the licensing agency or board in their state prior to enrollment.