Oregon Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Rule Rule 582-010-0015
Recognized Accreditation Methodologies for Providers of Community Rehabilitation Services

When viewed in combination with applicable State Standards in these rules, OVRS recognizes the following accreditation options:


Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).


Accreditation by the Rehabilitation Services Accreditation System (RSAS).


Certification by Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities for employment services under OAR 309-047-0000 through 309-047-0140, or as Support Service Brokerages or Provider Organizations under 411-340-0010 (Statement of Purpose) through 411-340-0180 for adults with developmental disabilities.


As appropriate, for an individual providing community rehabilitation services, certification by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) or by the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.


Accreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NASC) if clear evidence of relationship to OAR 582-010-0025 (State Standards for Vendor Approval for Providers of Community Rehabilitation Services) is provided.


Registration or certification by the Child Care Division of the Oregon Department of Employment.


Accreditation by other organizations approved by OVRS demonstrating an ability to evaluate based upon State Standards in OAR 582-010-0025 (State Standards for Vendor Approval for Providers of Community Rehabilitation Services).


For providers of vocational rehabilitation services other than vocational, personal and/or work adjustment, skill training, work readiness retention, job development, or extended employment, accreditation may be by a recognized accrediting organization or methodology within the field of expertise of the provider.


An out-of-state CRP may be accredited by an approved organization or by current placement on the approved CRP vendor list of that state’s vocational rehabilitation agency.

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Jun. 8, 2021