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Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS)

The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) offers this credential that recognizes its members as proficient in their field.  The CAVS exam is now managed by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration.



The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association, is the premier professional membership society for healthcare volunteer services, retail operations and related support services disciplines. AHVRP provides education, recognition for personal and professional achievements, national networking as well as affiliation and collaboration with the American Hospital Association on public policy and advocacy issues related to healthcare volunteer services and retail operations. AHVRP is the professional association of choice providing leadership to volunteers to ensure a safe health care community where all our members reach their full potential. For more information about membership in AHVRP, visit


Complete details about the CAVS certification are available on the AHVRP website.

Download the 2014 CAVS Candidate Handbook

EXAM Schedule:  The CAVS exam is offered online each year during the first full weeks of March and October.   The next opportunity is:

        October 5-11, 2014        Application deadline = Sept. 26, 2014


CAVS exam inquiries:  Katie Campbell, CVA Executive Director,  or 804-794-8689.

CAVS renewal inquiries:  Meghan Strubel, AHVRP Education Coordinator,, 312-422-3936

Certification Advocacy Committee:  Sandy Marshall, CAVS,, 603-527-2895