Many services provided to DVR customers are purchased through contracts. DVR
contracts with a variety of vendors for many types of services. The two
largest client service contracts DVR uses are the DVR Job Services contract
and the Independent Living Services contract. For information on those and other
DVR contracts and resources, please read below.
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Contractors who serve Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations can use the DSHS Sign
Language Interpreter contract to purchase sign language interpreter services.
When contacting a referral agency or freelance interpreter to schedule ASL
interpreter(s), you must notify them you are using the DSHS contract.
All information is available on the Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing's
Sign Language Interpreter Services
DVR requires background checks on all employees who may have unsupervised access
to DVR customers.
Centers for Independent Living (CIL)
The CIL Services contract provides an array of independent living services for DVR
customers who may be experiencing IL related issues that create barriers to achieving
competitive employment. CILS are consumer controlled, community-based, cross-disability,
nonresidential private nonprofit agencies that are designed and operated within a local
community by individuals with disabilities.
The Job Services contract is entered into with CRPs. These programs provide a
variety of services to help DVR customers obtain and, if needed, maintain
Washington State DVR CRP Training
Thirteen courses developed for DVR by the WISE Learning Center of the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment are directed as core training for CRPs. They are available through the WISE Learning Center at
The CRP contract requires the following staff take this training:
- 1. The Contractor’s current direct client service providers and program staff shall complete all thirteen courses within twelve months of the contract amendment start date; and
- 2. Newly hired employees are required to complete all thirteen courses within ninety days of the employee’s hire date
Certificates of completion for each training shall be retained in the employee’s personnel file and be made available to DVR upon request.
New users to the WISE Learning Center must register here WISE Learning Center
After registration, open the training entitled “Washington State DVR CRP Training
The IL Services contract provides IL services for DVR customers who may be
experiencing IL related issues that create barriers to achieving competitive employment.
For questions regarding contracting with DVR, please contact the Contract Unit at DVR Contracts Unit