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Certified Volunteer Administrators in Maine

Published January 31, 2013


Sixteen individuals in Maine have received their certification in volunteer administration  and five more have applications pending.  The Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) credential is an international, competency-based program that recognizes practitioners with at least 3 years of experience in the field of volunteer resources management.  The credentialing process is a two-part measurement methodology designed to demonstrate a candidate's knowledge and application of a set of core competencies.  It is a self-study process and requires no traveling.

Unlike many "certificate" or certification programs offered by colleges and universities, Certified in Volunteer Administration program is competency-based. Intended for those with some experience, this self-study program measures an individual's "knowledge-in-use"-the application of knowledge and skills by those with real-life experience in this role. This includes assessment of a candidate's ability to structure tasks, process ideas, and solve problems.

 Deadline to register for the next CVA credentialing cycle is March 1, 2013.  Candidates registering for this cycle are expected to take the on-line exam at local sites on May 22, 2013, and will have until December 2013 to complete the written Portfolio component. 

 The Maine Commission for Community Service offers the following support to registered 2013 CVA candidates.

1.      Professional Development Funds to help offset cost of certification and handbook.  Eligibility criteria and application available on-line. 

2.      Monthly teleconferences to support peer learning beginning in March 2013.  Complete the following on-line survey to indicate your interest.

3.      Proctor and meeting room with WiFi for exam on May 22, 2013.

4.      Discount to the Blaine House Conference on Service & Volunteerism in October 2013.

Sign-up HERE to express your interest in receiving support from the Maine Commission for Community Service for 2013 CVA process.