Advocacy Training, Certification, & Standards
We are designated to certify homicide and other violent crimes advocates and generalist advocates. Become a certified advocate by learning advocacy skills, tools for wellness, and more.
We offer the following training courses for advocates serving survivors:
Homicide & Other Violent Crime (HOVC) Specialist training
April 19-30, 2021 (online)
Registration deadline: Friday March 26th
Violent Crime Advocate training
Spring 2021 dates TBA
9am-12pm & 1:30pm-4:30pm M/T/Th/F
Please note: This training is all day from 9am-4:30pm, with breaks from 12-1:30 each day.
Registration deadline: TBA
Workshops, webinars, and other learning opportunities for advocates pursuing or renewing certification.
To learn more about our certification process, download our Certification Manual.
To apply for or renew your HOVC certification, follow the links below:
Standards for Victim/Survivor-Serving Programs
In collaboration with the Iowa Crime Victim Assistance Division (CVAD), ICCC is responsible for creating, updating, and assisting programs with compliance with the Program Administration & Direct Service Standards. These standards and best practices apply to CVAD-funded programs serving survivors of homicide and other violent crimes specifically, as well as those serving crime victims on a generalist basis.
To learn more, download & view the Program Administration & Direct Services Standards.