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Registration Open for 2013 Certification in Volunteer Administration

Published November 14, 2012

Council for Certified Volunteer AdministratorsIndividuals seeking to earn the CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) credential in 2013 may now register.  This unique, international, competency-based program recognizes practitioners with at least 3 years of experience in the field of volunteer resources management.  Originally developed decades ago by the Association for Volunteer Administration, the CVA program is now sponsored by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration.

Registration for the next cycle will remain open until March 1, 2013.  (Register by December 31 and save money with the special Early Bird discount!)  Candidates registering for this cycle will be expected to take the on-line Exam at local sites in May 2013, and will have until December 2013 to complete the written Portfolio component.  This is a self-study process, requiring no travel or special classes.

To get started, visit the CCVA web site at to read testimonials from recent CVAs and print a copy of the 2013 Candidate Handbook and registration form.  Specific questions can be directed to CCVA at 804-794-8689 or

Testimonial Quotes:

"I loved the process of acquiring my CVA! I found it personally enriching and professionally valuable. I now have many more resources and abilities at my disposal. I recommend the experience for anyone who is prepared to cultivate their abilities as a professional volunteer manager."  Jason Frenzel-Wright, CVA - Huron River Watershed Council, Ann Arbor, MI

"I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am to have this credential!  Truly for me this was probably the single most important exercise (especially the Portfolio) that has helped me to really value what I do as a volunteer administrator and really commit to the profession.  I did not find it easy to do but it was worth it."  Anne Breakey Hart, CVA - Prostate Cancer Canada, Toronto, ON