Welcome to CCVA!
The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration advances the profession and practice of volunteer resource management by:
- Articulating core competencies for the profession of volunteer administration
- Certifying individuals who demonstrate knowledge and competence in the leadership of volunteers.
- Advancing standards of ethical practice
- Promoting professional development and education
CCVA sponsors the CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) credential, the only international professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management. Originally developed by the Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA) several decades ago, the program is intended for individuals who lead and direct volunteer engagement in all types of organizations and settings.
CCVA also manages the CAVS (Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services) certification, a program especially for leaders of volunteers in healthcare settings. This program is sponsored by the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals.
Read a brief comparison of the CVA and the CAVS programs.
News & Highlights
2013 CVA Candidates Set A New Record!
We are delighted to welcome 290 colleagues as new CVA candidates! This is a 30% increase over previous years, and includes 46 Canadians, 14 from Saudi Arabia, and 1 Australian.
For an overview of the CVA certification program, listen to this one-hour webinar hosted by VolunteerMatch in January 2013.
Not sure if you're ready...?
If you are thinking about pursuing the CVA certification, but aren't sure if you are ready, use our Self-Assessment Tool. This is a helpful way to evaluate your level of knowledge and experience related to each of the core competencies on which the CVA credential is based.
CCVA has forged a new partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. HHI staff will receive a discount on registration fees, and certification will be promoted throughout this international organization.
"Diary of a CVA" -- read about one candidate's journey toward her goal of earning this credential.