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VECAA Home Study Courses 

Laws and Public Policy 
This course is a compilation of the following Laws and Public Policy:
Fair Labor Standards Act
Age Discrimination Employment Act 
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 
Title I and Title V of the ADA 
Title V sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008
Workforce Investment Act of 2012 HR4227
Revenue Act of 1978 
A study in the History of Employment Practices 
Each law serve as guidelines and regulations that the Employment Specialist should know to be proficient in their profession. This course is designed to assist the Employment Specialist to be knowledgeable of the established Labor Standards and laws. VECAA’s researchers have compiled these laws and public policy in a booklet for study purposes. 
Text: VECAA Study Guide - Law and Public Policy 
10 Credit hours  VECCA Approved Credits Only
 Includes: text booklet, exam, answer sheet, evaluation form   
Fee: $150.00 10% discount for VECAA certificants /candidates  

Job Development & Job Placement 
Based on the successful career development practices of WorkNet Charities. Learn: 
The 10 step process that shows how to remove any barriers your client may have
Job searching from the Employers Perspective 
The Encyclopedia of Barriers 
The Essential Vocabulary for Employment Specialist 
Text: No one is Unemployable…Creative Solutions for Overcoming Barriers to Employment; By Debra L. Angel & Elisabeth E. Harney 2003 edition 
18 Credit Hours VECCA Approved
18 CE Hours CRC Approved 
Fee: $155.00 Includes: text book, exam, answer sheet, evaluation form; $115.00 for registration, exam & evaluation only; 10% discount for VECAA  certificants /candidates  

Job Placement Skills Training
A complete Job Search Guide. Learn:
Identify strengths, abilities and goals
Explore Career Options
Locate Job Openings in the “hidden” job market
Text: Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities by: Daniel J. Ryan Ph.D. 3rd Edition
10 Credit Hours - VECAA  Approved Credits Only  
Fee: Fee: $165.00 Includes: text book, exam, answer sheet, evaluation form; $120.00 for registration, exam and evaluation only 10% discount for VECAA certificants /candidates  

Job Development Strategies
Increase your knowledge in non-traditional job development techniques. Learn to:
Create jobs with Employment proposals
Capitalize on business and social trends
Develop partnerships with employers
Text: Beyond Traditional Job Development…The Art of Creating Opportunity by: Denise Bissonnette copyright 1994 
22  Credit Hours VECAA Approved   
30  CE Hours CRC Approved 
Fee: $185.00 Includes: text book, exam, answer sheet, evaluation form  
10% discount for VECAA certificants/candidates $135.00 for registration & exam only

Job Placement/Job Retention
Improve your skills to work more effectively with people with disabilities. Learn to:
Understand disability (myths, beliefs, attitude) 
Evaluate and set placement goals
Strategies for employer job retention 
Text: Working with People with Disabilities in a Job Placement/Job Retention Environmen
by: Richard Pimentel copyright 2001 
6 Credit Hours VECAA Approved 
Fee: $100.00 Includes: text book, exam, answer sheet, evaluation form
10% discount for VECAA certificants /candidates $70.00 for registration & exam only

Job Development/Marketing 
Increase your knowledge with the essential tools of marketing and job development. Learn: 
Marketing principles for employment
How to determine the needs of employers
Surveying regional businesses 
Text: Get the Marketing Edge: A Job Developer’s Toolkit  By: Dale DiLeo and Dawn Langton copyright 1993 
12 Credit Hours VECAA Approved 
 12  CE Hours CRC Approved
Fee: $125.00 : CD-ROM, exam, answer sheet, evaluation form
$95.00 for registration, exam & evaluation only, 10% discount for VECAA Certificants 

Ethics in Action
Understanding ethical practices of the Employment Specialist and Counselors. Learn to:
Identify ethical dilemma and resolve ethical issues 
Make ethical decisions
Understand professional code of ethics 
Text: Ethics in Action workbook By: Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey, Robert Haynes 3rd edition, with reference referrals to the code of ethics of the CRCC, ACA, & APA  
10 Credit Hours VECCA Approved, 
10 CE Hours CRC Approved
  FEE: $125.00 Includes: workbook, DVD, exam, answer sheet & evaluation form 10% discount for VECAA certificants/candidates $95.00 for registration, exam & evaluation only

Code of Ethics for the Helping Professional 
Understanding ethical practices of the Employment Specialist and Counselors. Learn to:
• Make ethical decisions
• Understand professional code of ethics 
  • Counseling relationships, 
  • Technology Applications,
  • Professional Responsibility, etc.
  • ​Evaluations, Assessments and Interpretation
  • Multicultural Issues/ Diversity in Assessment
Text: Code of Ethics for the Helping Professionals By: Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey, 4th edition, with reference referrals to the code of ethics of the CRCC, ACA, & APA  
10 Credit Hours VECCA Approved
​​​10% discount for VECAA certificants/candidates $95.00 for registration, exam & evaluation only

Career Development and Job Placement for People with Disabilities 
The authors present work and basic employment constructs. Learn the:
• Job Placement Strategies for clients with disabilities
Occupational and labor market information 
Historical overview of placement services 
Text: Work and Disability; Issues and Strategies in Career Development and Job Placement 
By: Edna Mora Szymanski & Randall M. Parker 2nd edition 
22  Credits/Hrs/ VECA, 
22  CE Hours CRC Approved
Fee: $185.00 : text book, exam, answer sheet, evaluation form
10% discount for VECAA certificants/candidates. $140.00 for registration , exam & evaluation only

Theories of Career Development
Learn the theories of career development.
Occupational classification systems
The study of vocational behaviors
Holland, Super, Savickas and more 
Text: Theories of Career Development By: Samuel H., Osipow and Louise F.Fitzgerald 4th edition, 
This course also includes a Career Development Theories study guide developed by VECAA researchers.
14 Credit Hours VECCA Credits Only
redit Hours
Fee: $125.00 : text book and study guide, exam, answer sheet, evaluation form
10% discount for VECAA certificants/candidates. $80.00 for registration , exam & evaluation only

Job Development/Customized Employment 
This course offers strategies for the development of customized employment. Learn:
The foundation of job development
Exploring worksite ecology
Job Carving 
Text: The Job Developers Handbook…Practical Tactics for Customized Employment By: Cary Griffin, David Hammis, Tammara Geary 3rd edition 
10  Credits Hours   VECAA Credit Only
Fee: $145.00 : text book and study guide, exam, answer sheet, evaluation form
10% discount for VECAA certificants/candidates. $110.00 for registration , exam & evaluation only

Skills Assessments 
This course will assist you in understanding the following vocational assessments:
Interest assessments
Intelligence assessments
Personality assessments 
Text: A Guide to Vocational Assessment by: Paul W. Power 4th edition
15 Continuing Education Credits/Hrs/CEU VECAA Credits Only
Fee: $165.00 Includes: text book, exam, answer sheet, evaluation form; $110.00 for registration, exam and evaluation only 10% discount for VECAA certificants /candidate

All courses are available with complete course materials including: Text materials, answer sheet, exam questions and evaluation form.  If you prefer to purchase the text books (new or used) independently of VECAA's Home Study, courses are offered at a reduced fee for the registration, exam and evaluation.  Be sure you obtain the correct edition of the text book.. Text materials are needed to answer test questions.

​Courses are open book format,  After you return your answer sheet with 75% or higher correct answers within 10 days you will receive your certificate verifying your completion of the course which will indicate credit hours earned.  To cancel your registration and request a refund within 10 days of receipt of the materials, return all course materials and the unused answer sheet, in good condition to VECAA. A refund will be issued within 10 business days of VECAA's receipt of the materials. 



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