Vocational Adjustment Training (VAT)

The Vocational Adjustment Training course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to effectively assist a consumer to learn skills needed to become work and job ready.  As VAT requires a vast amount of knowledge and skill, a variety of activities and assignments are utilized to reinforce learning. Crystal Hummel George, M.S, CRC, is the lead instructor and will provide feedback to each participant to help them hone their skills to meet the Texas Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR) service delivery requirements for VAT.  This 24 hour course will provide information on:

  • Requirements of the Vocational Adjustment Trainer
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • The eight VAT Services offered:
    1. Exploring the “You” in Work
    2. Soft Skills for Work Success
    3. Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Success
    4. Entering the World of Work
    5. Preparing for Job Search Training
    6. Disability Disclosure Training
    7. Money Smart – A Financial Education Training
    8. Public Transportation Training
  • Training Techniques used for VAT services
  • Service delivery requirements of the VR program

Please note that the Vocational Adjustment Training course has assignments that are due weekly. See image of schedule below or click to view the PDF version of course schedule.

Please click here for the technology requirements for this course.

Course Materials:

You are required to order a free copy of the Money Smart - A Financial Education Program curriculum to be used during the Money Smart unit of the course.

For information on how to obtain the free Money Smart - A Financial Education Program curriculum, please visit: https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/adult.html.

It is recommended you order this item now, as it will be necessary to successfully complete the Money Smart unit. The following PDF will provide step-by-step instructions on how to order the CD: Order Money Smart CD

Contact Hours:

24 contact hours available for completing the course requirements.


Current Job Placement Credential

NOTE: In addition to the VAT Credential, the Texas VR program requires all VAT trainer have a minimum of 60 college credit hours.


Registration closes a week prior to the start date of each course. To register, go to the Credential Training Calendar.

Three to five days before the course begins, you will receive an e-mail from UNTWISE with instructions on how to access Blackboard Learn, which is the platform used for our online courses.

If you require accommodation, please email your request to untwise@unt.edu. Please include your name and registration date in the email.

Fee:   $336 

Government purchase order or credit card must be received 7 days prior to start date. If you have any problems when trying to pay for the course, contact UNTWISE at (940) 565-4000 for further assistance.

DARS CRP employment service credential courses are eligible for the expedited verification process. For more information, click here: Expedited Verification Process

Cancellation Policy:
2 weeks prior to training - 100%
Within 2 weeks of training - No Refunds
Please fax cancellation to (940) 565-3960 or email UNTWISE@unt.edu

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