Continuing Education

Thirty-two (32) hours of continuing education are required every 2 years and must be completed after the credentialing application/renewal submission month [April 1 – 30 or October 1 – 31] and before the two-year deadline month’s end (e.g. if you submit your application by April 30th, you have from May 1st until April 30th – 2 years later – to obtain your 32 hours of continuing education.)

The continuing education must be in victim assistance-related topics.  Applicants are encouraged to seek continuing education in more advanced topics, including new developments or emerging issues in the field.   Additionally, when you choose to upgrade your credential or change your Specialty, it is required that you include topics related to your Specialty area(s).

Continuing Education Training does not need pre-approval.  If you have a question about whether a training is acceptable, please send us an email at credential@thenacp.org  

Continuing Education Resources

General

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

NOVA Victim Assistance Academy

NOVA’s Monthly Webinars

Sam Houston State University – Seminar in Victimology and Elder Crime & Victimization 

Child Abuse

National Children’s Advocacy Center

National Children’s Alliance

Domestic Violence

The Battered Women’s Justice Project

The National Center on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has a listing of upcoming trainings around the country, including webinars

State Domestic Violence Coalitions

Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Homicide

Survivors of Homicide

National Parents of Murdered Children’s 

Sexual Assault

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The National Center on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has a listing of upcoming trainings around the country, including webinars

State Sexual Assault Coalitions

Program Management

The Foundation Center 

Nonprofit Resource Center

Please refer to the NACP application forms for the continuing education requirements for your specific level and designations. These are examples of available training’ however, you are not limited to this list. Please seek training that is victim-assistance related from other sources as well.

Continuing Education Documentation (CED) Form