Information on EVGP
The EVGP is presently being revised and updated to make it more relevant to contemporary and cross cultural realities.
In 1999, the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) began the development of a set of international competencies that practitioners need in order to provide quality educational and vocational guidance services. The set of competencies were validated with a pool of 700 practitioners working in a variety of different jobs, in 38 countries. These competencies were adopted by the General Assembly in September, 2003.
Demonstrate ethical behavior and professional conduct in the fulfillment of roles and responsibilities.
Demonstrate advocacy and leadership in advancing clients learning, career development and personal concerns.
Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of clients’ cultural differences to interact effectively with all populations.
Integrate theory and research into practice in guidance, career development, counseling, and consultation.
Skills to design, implement and evaluate guidance and counselling programs and interventions.
Demonstrate awareness of his/her own capacity and limitations.
Ability to communicate effectively with colleague or clients, using the appropriate level of language.
Knowledge of updated information on educational, training, employment trends, labor market, and social issues.
Social and cross-cultural sensitiveness.
Skills to cooperate effectively in a team of professionals.
Demonstrate knowledge of lifelong career development process.
Consultation and Coordination
Research and Evaluation
Community Capacity Building
Click here to download the Competencies document
The Educational and Vocational Guidance Practitioner (EVGP) credential grew out of these competencies as means for individuals to document their education and experience in educational and vocational guidance. To obtain the EVGP, practitioners need to demonstrate competence in all of the Core Competencies and at least one area of Specialized Competencies. The EVGP Certificate clearly indicates that the person named has achieved satisfactory mastery of the Core Competencies and lists all of the areas of Specialized Competencies that a person has obtained. The EVGP will be of primary benefit to three groups of people:
Practitioners who want to document their mastery of the competencies needed to offer services related to educational and vocational guidance. For a detailed description of the application process, click here to download: EVGP Application Process for Practitioner: A step-by-step guide for practitioners Click here to obtain the application form
Trainers or training organizations interested in having their programs pre-approved by IAEVG may contact the IAEVG Administration Centre at email@example.com.
• To date, the following training programs and courses have been pre-approved
Canadian Career Development Foundation
Life Role Development Group / Alberta Works
Professional associations are welcome to use the EVGP as a basis for certification in their home locale. Details for establishing a mechanism to do this are available from the IAEVG Administrative Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org.