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CVA Information

The “Certified in Volunteer Administration” (CVA) credential is offered for practitioners in volunteer resources management. Originally developed by the Association for Volunteer Administration, the program is now sponsored by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA).

Unlike many “certificate” or certification programs being offered by colleges and universities, this professional credentialing program is performance-based. It is not intended to teach individuals how to manage volunteers effectively. Rather, it is designed to measure an individual’s “knowledge-in-use”–the application of knowledge and skills by those with real-life experience in this role. This includes the assessment of a candidate’s ability to structure tasks, produce ideas, and solve problems.

For registration information and deadlines check out the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration website. To read more about the CVA credentialing process, visit: http://www.cvacert.org. 

nvava Resources

NVAVA is proud to offer the Angie Carrera CVA Scholarship Fund to help support NVAVA members in good standing in their pursuit of CVA certification, with a focus on re-certification and book expenses. The Angie Carrera Scholarship will cover up to $200 for CVA certification or $100 for renewal. Does not include travel or personal expenses for certification. If interested in applying for the scholarship, more information is available on the Scholarship page.



Northern Virginia Association For Volunteer Administrations

PO Box 92

Fairfax, VA 22038


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