Advocacy Training & Certification

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:

Homicide & Other Violent Crime

Specialist training


Next Training

Spring 2020, date TBA


Other Violent Crimes Specialist training

Under development – coming soon.​​

Continuing education

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


Certification process

To learn more about our certification process, download our Certification Manual.

To apply for or renew your HOVC certification, follow the links below:

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