Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. A degree in the human services field is preferred. Applicants must also have experience in supporting people with a disability for at least 3 of the past 5 years. VPBS training is a rigorous commitment that involves multiple training classes, homework, reading, and intensive writing.

Standard Portfolio Revision

 

"Endorsement Board interviews are scheduled as needed.  Please submit your portfolio electronically to the following email address:  VAPBSPROJECT@vcu.edu .  After your portfolio is received and reviewed for completeness, project staff will reach out to you with an interview date that will be several weeks after your submission date.  

The decisions of the Endorsement Board are final. Candidates will be notified in writing after the endorsement board meeting if they are provisionally endorsed, conditionally endorsed, or not endorsed.

Candidates who are provisionally endorsed will be assigned a number and are immediately eligible to use the VPBS Facilitator credential. More information about provisional endorsement may be found below.

Candidates who are conditionally endorsed are required to complete additional work as determined by the Endorsement Board and submit it for review by another Endorsement Board member. Upon approval of the additional work, the candidate will be endorsed. If the additional work is not approved, the candidate is considered not endorsed unless otherwise specified.

Candidates who are not endorsed may submit another portfolio. There is no limit to how many times a portfolio may be submitted, however the candidate must cover the cost of subsequent Endorsement Board reviews and interviews which is $1,000.

There is no appeals process regarding the determination of the VPBS Endorsement Board. All candidates may participate in a conference call with endorsement board members to better understand the outcome of their endorsement status following their Endorsement Board interview."