National Advocate Credentialing Program
Due to mandatory Department of Justice conference guidelines and policies, the August 2012 National Victim Assistance Academy has been rescheduled to 2013. Please continue to check the Web site for further updates.
All registration fees paid via credit card will be reimbursed.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact OVC TTAC at 1-866-682-8822 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The Advisory Group of the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) has approved the National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA), Track 1 Foundation-Level Training for use in obtaining NACP Provisional Advocate Credentialing.
To apply for the NACP Provisional Advocate Credentialing, using your experience at the NVAA, Track 1 Foundation-Level Training, you must:
- Complete the NVAA Pre-assignments.
- Attend the entire Track 1, Foundation-Level Training.
- Complete specific modules from the Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online). This Web-based training combines core information and basic skills victim service providers need to effectively and sensitively assist victims of crime. To access VAT Online, please go to https://www.ovcttac.gov/vatonline.
VAT Online contains seven modules. For NACP certification, you must complete the following material from TWO of the modules:
--Overview and 4 of the topics under Issues: Specific Populations
|1.||Children Ages 0-12||20 - 45 minutes|
|2.||Persons with Disabilities||20 – 30 minutes|
|3.||Elderly||20 – 30 minutes|
|4.||Immigrants||20 – 30 minutes|
|5.||Teens||25 – 45 minutes|
|6.||Mental Health||20 minutes|
|7.||Substance Abuse||25 – 30 minutes|
|8.||Helping Clients with
|30 – 45 minutes|
4 topics = approximately 80 minutes (1 hour, 20 minutes)
--Overview and 12 topics under Crimes
|1.||Child Abuse||30 minutes|
|2.||Domestic Violence||30 – 60 minutes|
|3.||Drunk Driving||30 – 45 minutes|
|4.||Elder Abuse||30 minutes|
|5.||Financial Crimes||35 – 45 minutes|
|6.||Hate and Bias||30 minutes|
|8.||Human Trafficking||30 – 45 minutes|
|9.||Identity Theft||30 – 40 minutes|
|10.||Property Crimes||30 – 45 minutes|
|11.||Sexual Violence||30 – 45 minutes|
|12.||Stalking||35 – 50 minutes|
|13.||Teen Relationship Abuse||45 – 60 minutes|
|14.||Terrorism||30 – 45 minutes|
12 topics = approximately 395 minutes (6 hours, 35 minutes)
- For more information about NACP, about the credentialing process or how to apply for credentials, contact http://www.trynova.org/help-crime-victim/nacp.
For technical issues related to accessing or using VAT Online, please contact OVC TTAC at VATOnline@ovcttac.org or 1-866-682-8822 to receive assistance. For questions about NVAA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.