NACP PRE-APPROVED TRAINING PROGRAMS

These organizations have submitted their forty-hour training curricula to the NACP Review Committee for review and pre-approval and are responsible to inform NACP of any changes in their training hours and topics. NACP does not regulate how often they hold their training, the training delivery or its quality; NACP requires that each pre-approved training be a minimum of forty hours and include the basic or foundation level topics outlined in its “Introductory Advocacy” training area.  If you would like to add your 40-hour introductory advocacy training to this list, click here for additional information. 

National trainings

NOVA Victim Assistance Academy

RAINN Online Hotline Training

The Center for Legal Studies – Victim Advocacy Certification Course (online)

OVC – VAT Online Training  (NACP requires a transcript from OVC that indicates the training has been completed – DO NOT submit the training certificates for each completed module)

Alabama

The Crisis Center Inc. Rape Response Program (Birmingham, Alabama)

Alaska

Arizona

Arizona State Victim Assistance Academy
Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault

Arkansas

California

The Victim Services Certificate – California State University, Fresno 

Colorado

Adam’s Co., CO Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Advocate Training Program

17th Judicial District Adams County, CO Basic Advocate Academy

Connecticut

Delaware

Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S) at the University of Delaware

District of Columbia

DC Victim Assistance Academy

Florida

Georgia

Georgia Victim Assistance Academy

Hawaii

Idaho

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Illinois

Illinois Victim Assistance Academy

Indiana

Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault INSVAA Academy

Iowa

Kansas

Kansas Academy for Victim Assistance

Kentucky

Kentucky Victim Assistance Academy

Louisiana

Louisiana State Victim Assistance Academy

Maine

Maryland

Community Advocates for Family & Youth (Capitol Heights, MD)

Roper Maryland State Victim Assistance Academy

Massachusetts

Pathways for Change, Inc. Rape Crisis Training Program

Michigan

Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan – Victim Rights Training Program

Minnesota

Minnesota State Victim Assistance Academy

Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi/Administration of Justice

Missouri

Missouri State Victim Assistance Academy

Montana

Montana Law Enforcement Academy

Montana Victim Advocate Academy

Nebraska

Nebraska State Victim Assistance Academy

Nevada

Victim Assistance Academy of Nevada (VAAN) 

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Jersey Victim Assistance Academy

New Mexico

New Mexico Basic Victim Assistance Academy

New York

New York State Victim Assistance Academy

North Carolina

North Carolina Victim Service Practitioner Certification Academy

North Dakota

Ohio

Ohio BASICS Victim Assistance Academy

Summit County Victim Assistance Academy 

Rape Crisis Center of Median & Summit Counties Training

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Victim Assistance Academy (OVAA) 

Oregon

Oregon State Victim Assistance Academy

Pennsylvania

PAAR Sexual Assault Counselor Training

Sexual Assault Counselor Training provided by PCAR Centers

Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy

South Carolina

South Carolina Victim Assistance Academy

South Dakota

Tennessee

Senator Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy 

Texas

Sam Houston State University, Advocacy and Case Management Course

Utah

Utah State Victim Assistance Academy

Vermont

Vermont Victim Assistance Academy 

Virginia

City of Alexandria Sexual Assault Center Advocate Training
Virginia Victim Assistance Academy
Domestic Violence Program – Volunteer Training (City of Alexandria)

Washington

Working With Crime Victims: Saint Martin’s University, Department of Social Work

Family Support Center & Kids First CAC Victim Assistance Training (Colville, WA)

Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates, Combined completion of: Washington State Victim Assistance Academy and Victims’ Rights in Washington State: An Overview of Statutes & Case Law Training

Core Victim Advocate Academy – Victim Support Services 

WAPA Core Advocacy Program

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Military

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Victim Advocate Training (with 10 hours OVC supplement)
National Guard Bureau Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) & Victim Advocate Course
U.S. Air Force Sexual Assault Training Program
U.S. Army SHARP Foundation Course (80 hours)
U.S. Army SARC/VA Career Course (7 week)
U.S. Navy Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Training (40 hours)
U.S. Marine Corps Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program Uniformed Victim Advocate Training

These organizations have submitted their forty-hour training curricula to the NACP Review Committee for review and pre-approval and are responsible to inform NACP of any changes in their training hours and topics. NACP does not regulate how often they hold their training, the training delivery or its quality; NACP requires that each pre-approved training be a minimum of forty hours and include the basic or foundation level topics outlined in its “Introductory Advocacy” training area.