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CVST Approved Trainings

Approved Trainings

  • Victim Service Providers (VSPs), as defined by §16-3-1420, must complete an approved 15-hour basic core training within one year of their date of employment in order to become a certified Victim Service Provider.
  • Certified VSPs are required to complete 12 hours of approved continuing education each calendar year to maintain certification and remain in compliance.

The following trainings have been approved by CVST for VSP credit. Please click on the appropriate links for registration information and course details.

ONGOING: Understanding Human Trafficking

In order to receive VSP credit for this training a Non-Accredited Certification Request (NACR) must be submitted through CVST’s website, with all module certificates attached, within 30 days of completing the training, individual modules will not qualify for VSP credit.

Sponsor: OVCTTAC - Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

Date & Time:  Ongoing

Credit Hours:  This training provides 5 VSP credit hours for certified/compliant VSP’s 

Location: Online - Understanding Human Trafficking | Resources | OVC TTAC

Program Description:  The Understanding Human Trafficking training is a series of five interactive online modules that offer foundational learning on trauma-informed and victim-centered approaches to human trafficking. The modules are designed so that a wide audience can benefit.

For more information & registration Visit OVC TTAC’s website at the link below (Be sure to click on the FAQ tab for instructions & information): 

https://www.ovcttac.gov/UnderstandingHumanTrafficking/index.cfm

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Email: TTAC@ovcttac.org
Phone: 1–866–682–8822


ONGOING: Identity Theft: Supporting Victims' Financial & Emotional Recovery

In order to receive VSP credit for this training a Non-Accredited Certification Request (NACR) must be submitted through CVST’s website, with all module certificates attached, within 30 days of completing the training, individual modules will not qualify for VSP credit.

Sponsor: OVCTTAC - Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

Date & Time:  Ongoing

Credit Hours:  This training provides 4 VSP credit hours for certified/compliant VSP’s 

Location: Online - Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training: Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery | Resources | OVC TTAC

Program Description:  Launched in November 2009, Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training, Supporting Victims’ Financial & Emotional Recovery, is a user-friendly e-learning tool that will provide victim service professionals and other allied professionals knowledge and skills to more effectively serve victims of identity theft and assist with their financial and emotional recovery. It includes:

  • A wealth of information about the various types of identity theft, laws that support victims’ rights, as well as referral agency and resource information to better serve victims of identity theft.
  • Engaging case studies to provide victim advocates with opportunities to interact with victims of identity theft through the path of recovery.

Visit OVC TTAC’s Web site at the link below to access the Training (Be sure to click on the FAQ tab for instructions & information)

https://www.ovcttac.gov/IdentityTheft 

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Email: TTAC@ovcttac.org
Phone: 1–866–682–8822


ONGOING: Polyvictimization in Later Life

In order to receive VSP credit for this training a Non-Accredited Certification Request (NACR) must be submitted through CVST’s website, with all module certificates attached, within 30 days of completing the training, individual modules will not qualify for VSP credit.

Sponsor: OVCTTAC - Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

Date & Time:  Ongoing

Credit Hours:  This training provides 6 VSP credit hours for certified/compliant VSP’s 

Location: Online - Polyvictimization in Later Life | Resources | OVC TTAC

Program Description: Polyvictimization in Later Life is a 6-hour web-based training presented in five modules. The purpose of the training is to strengthen awareness of polyvictimization in later life and to provide knowledge and skills of professionals to address the needs of victims. The training addresses the context of polyvictimization; victims and perpetrators of polyvictimization; best practices to work with older adults affected using trauma-informed, ethical, and culturally appropriate practices; and the best practices to serve this population.

Visit OVC TTAC’s Web site at the link below to access the Training (Be sure to click on the FAQ tab for instructions & information)

https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/TrainingMaterials/dspOnline_polyvictimization.cfm 

 

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Email: TTAC@ovcttac.org
Phone: 1–866–682–8822

ONGOING: OVC TTAC Victim Assistance Online Training

In order to receive VSP credit for this training a Non-Accredited Certification Request (NACR) must be submitted thru CVST’s website with all module certificates & your transcript attached within 30 days of completing the training.  The entire training must be completed within one calendar year, individual modules will not qualify for VSP credit. This training does not qualify for the "Basic Core" training.

Sponsor: OVCTTAC - Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

Date & Time:  Ongoing

Credit Hours:  This training provides 24 VSP credit hours for certified/compliant VSP’s 

Location: Online - Victim Assistance Training Online | Resources | OVC TTAC

For more course information & to register: https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/TrainingMaterials/dspOnline_VATOnline.cfm?print=1 

Program Description: VAT Online is a foundational Web-based victim assistance training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the essential skills and knowledge they need to more effectively assist victims of crime. VAT Online has four sections listed below:

Basics – 8 modules
Core Competencies & Skills – 13 modules
Crimes – 17 modules
Specific Considerations for Providing Victim Services – 15 modules

Please note that all of the modules in each of the 4 sections (53 of them) above must be completed in order to receive VSP continuing education credit: (Credit will not be provided for individual modules or sections) 

Visit OVC TTAC’s Web site at the link below to access the Training (Be sure to click on the FAQ tab for instructions & information)

https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/TrainingMaterials/dspOnline_VATOnline.cfm 

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Still need help?
Contact us with questions or if you experience technical difficulties:
Email: TTAC@ovcttac.org
Phone: 1–866–682–8822


Victims’ Rights and Mandated Services: An Online Notifier/Support Staff Training

* This webinar will provide the 2 hours of mandated biennial training for Notifiers/Support Staff.*

Date & Time:  Ongoing

Location: Online 

CVST Course # 673

Approved Credit Hours: 2.0

Sponsor:  Crime Victims’ Ombudsman

Contact:  cvst@scag.gov

To register, please email cvst@scag.gov with the following information:

  • Name
  • Agency
  • VSP ID Number
  • Work Email Address

IMPORTANT:  Once CVST receives your request to complete this online Notifier/Support Staff training, you’ll be sent an invitation link to access the training.  You have three weeks from receipt of the invitation to complete the training or your link will expire.  Once the training has been completed CVST will receive notice & VSP credit will be provided.