Credentialing

The NACP Credentials and Levels
The following outlines the NACP levels and specialty areas.  Please see the application forms for complete descriptions and all requirements.
There are four (4) Levels available:
  • Provisional – No experience required; completion of a 40-hour NACP pre-approved training program only
  • Basic – Minimum of 3900 hours of experience* + additional minimum requirements
  • Intermediate – Minimum of 7,800 hours of experience*+ additional minimum requirements
  • Advanced – Minimum of 15,600 hours of experience*+ additional minimum requirements

* Victim Assistance related experience may include employment, volunteering, internships, etc.

Specialty Areas:

FIRST TIME APPLICANT?

Choosing a Level: 

There are 4 levels of NACP: Provisional, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
These levels are based on experience and training.

New Provisional Advocate Credential Application
No experience in the field required, completion of a pre-approved training course required.

New Basic Advocate Credentialing Application
A minimum of 3900 hours (2 years) experience.

New Intermediate Advocate Credentialing Application
A minimum of 7800 hours (4 years) experience. 

New Advanced Advocate Credentialing Application
A minimum of 15,600 hours (8 years) experience.

For a list of Training Requirements, please visit the Training Requirements page for details.

ALREADY CREDENTIALED?

RENEW YOUR CURRENT CREDENTIAL:

  • Renewal (at the Current Credential Level Only) NACP Application
    It is required to document a minimum of 32 hours of continuing education from “Basic and Advanced areas every 2 years.
  • Application Fee: $100.00*
    *Military Application Fee: $80.00 (discount applies to all military victim advocates and civilian advocates providing advocacy services at or for any military installation).

UPGRADE TO A HIGHER CREDENTIAL:

BRIDGING FROM D-SAACP TO NACP?

  • D-SAACP to NACP Bridge Application
    This application is for DoD personnel who hold a Current D-SAACP certification or for those whose D-SAACP certifications in good standing and have expired within the past 3 months. Please Note: If you have not held a D-SAACP Certification in the past 3 months, please use the regular NACP application form. This Bridge application is used by those moving from military to civilian advocacy or those who want to add an NACP credential to their credentials. The Bridge will take you from your Current D-SAACP level to the equivalent NACP level.

FEES FOR CREDENTIALING

Levels Price Military Discount
Provisional $70 $55
Basic $140 $110
Intermediate $140 $110
Advanced $140 $110
Renewal Credentialing $100 $80
Renewal With Upgrade $140 $110
D-SAACP to NACP Bridge (first time applicant only) $40

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Education Resources 

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.

 

NACP FORMS & APPLICATIONS

Continuing Education Forms:
Continuing Education Documentation (CED) Form

Code of Professional Ethics for Victim Assistance Providers  The Code of Professional Ethics for Victim Assistance Providers is available for purchase on 11″ X 17″ parchment suitable for framing.

NACP Program Disclaimer

Memorandum of Confirmation Form 

Client Contact Observation