We are designated to certify culturally specific advocates and homicide and other violent crimes advocates. Become a certified advocate by learning advocacy skills, tools for wellness, and more.

We offer the following training courses for advocates serving survivors:

Basic Victim Counselor training

Under development – coming soon.

Homicide & Other Violent Crime Specialist training

Next training

October 9-11, 2019


Other Violent Crimes Specialist training

Under development – coming soon.

Continuing education

Workshops, webinars, and other learning opportunities for advocates pursuing or renewing certification.

Learning Opportunities

Certification process

To learn more about our certification process, download our Certification Manual. To apply, follow the link below:

HOVC Specialist Certification Application