VR Leadership Academy

The Vocational Rehabilitation Leadership Academy

Online access to professional development training for Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation personnel

The Vocational Rehabilitation Leadership Academy (VRLA) is a series of online professional development training modules for both new and seasoned Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRCs). The Center on Community Living and Careers created and oversees this comprehensive training program in partnership with Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation, a part of the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services within Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration.

VRLA Components

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The trainings you complete will depend on both your previous experience and on your supervisor's requirements. All new VR Counselors (VRCs) must complete Orientation modules, which consist of information specific to VR policies in Indiana.

If you are a VRC who does not have a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, you must also complete the VRLA Core Courses. Current VRCs and new VRCs with a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling may take the Core Courses for professional development.

You can complete the Specialized Studies courses (Effective Strategies for Working with Substance Use Disorder, Personality Disorders, Counseling Individuals with Brain Injuries, Working with Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, Vision Impairments) as required or as recommended by a supervisor.

Questions and comments? Email the Center on Community Living and Careers at cclc@indiana.edu. Please include VRLA in the subject line. 

If you're not a resident of Indiana but you're interested in learning more about VRLA, contact the Center on Community Living and Careers at CCLC@indiana.edu. Include VRLA in the subject line.