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Welcome to CCVA!

The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration advances the profession and practice of volunteer resource management by:

Excellence, Ethics, Education in Volunteer AdministrationCCVA 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.    

Read more about the CVA program.

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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.

Next Testing Window:  October 5-11, 2014.  Register NOW!

Read more about the CAVS program.


What's the difference between these two credentials?

Read a brief comparison of the CVA and the CAVS programs.

News & Highlights

Wondering if this program is for you?  Read our Top Ten Reasons to Consider CVA Certification.


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. 


Want to help promote the CVA credential to your peers and colleagues?   Our Marketing Toolbox makes it easy, including PowerPoint slides with talking points, sample articles, testimonials, and tip sheets. 


New and Improved CVA Renewal Requirements and Options in effect as of January 2014.