Victim Advocacy Certificate Course

Course Description

This course meets the training needs of busy professionals who are interested in assisting crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery.

Additional Information

Victim advocates provide invaluable legal services, including advocating for victims’ rights and guardianship, reviewing related legislation, crisis intervention, and counseling victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, child abuse and other crimes. 

As a trained crime victim advocate, you may work with:
  • domestic violence shelters
  • crisis centers
  • crisis hotlines
  • state and county government agencies
Upon graduation from the course, you will be eligible for the Provisional Credential through the National Advocacy Credentialing Program (NACP) in affiliation with the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).  Your prior experience in the field may also qualify you for the Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Credential through the NCAP.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Continuing Education Units and Contact Hours

45 contact hours or 4.5 CEUs

Registration Deadlines

Course BeginsRegister By
August 21August 14
October 16October 9
January 8January 1
March 4February 25
April 29April 22

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