SCCADVASA’s Basic Training for Victim Service Providers

 

The Basic Training is helpful to all advocates and service providers who work with survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence as well as other allied professionals such as healthcare providers, law enforcement officers, therapists/counselors, HIV/AIDS service providers, anti-homeless advocates, faith communities, service providers to people who identify as LGBTQ, social workers, and more. In addition, this training meets the specific requirements of the Crime Victim’s Ombudsman, Office of Victim Services Education and Certification for Basic Victim Service Providers and, upon completion, attendees can apply to be certified in the state of South Carolina as a Victim Service Provider. Contact OVSEC with questions about applying for and maintaining VSP Certification or to fill out the VSP certification application.

 

SCCADVASA’s Basic Training is delivered through a combination of in-person and online training modules, so that individuals can receive the majority of the training at whatever time and location is convenient to them. Participants must first complete the online portion of the training before attending the in-person training. The online training takes approximately 13 hours in total to complete and is comprised of smaller lessons and activities so that participants can take it at their own pace. Allow for adequate time to complete the online training so that you can work at a pace that suits your learning needs.  Participants are not permitted to attend the in-person portion of the training without first completing the online portion and filing out the evaluation at the end.

 

PLEASE REVIEW THE PROCESS TO REGISTER & ATTEND THE  BASIC TRAINING FOR VICTIM SERVICE PROVIDERS:

  • COMPLETE SCCADVASA's Application to Participate in the Basic Training for Victim Service Providers.  Email completed form to registration@sccadvasa.org.  This application does not automatically register you for the in-person training.  You are not able to register for the in-person until you have completed the on-line session.
  • PAY registration fee of $100.  Registration fee must be paid to receive certificate of completion at in-person training.  Payments can be made online or mailed to SCCADVASA Training, PO Box 7776, Columbia, SC 29202.  *There is no registration fee for SCCADVASA Member Organizations.
  • Once SCCADVASA receives and processes "Application to Participate in Basic Training for VSP"  (processed within 72 hours of submitting), you will receive an email with your username and password to login to the registration system. This application does not automatically register you for the in-person training.  You are not able to register for the in-person until you have completed the on-line session.
  • APPLY for Victim Service Provider Number (VSP) with the Office of Victim Services Education & Certification (OVSEC).  Click here for the OVSEC VSP certification application.  Contact OVSEC with questions about applying for and maintaining VSP Certification.
  • TO ACCESS THE ONLINE PORTION: The online modules can be accessed anytime on Coalition Manager by logging in, clicking on Trainings, then click on Online Trainings. Register for the Basic Training for Victim Service Providers.  You will then be able to move through the modules at your own pace, completing the survey at the end of each lesson. You are completely finished when you finish all 6 lessons and complete the evaluation at the end. You can now attend the in-person portion. Please note that you have 60 days to complete the online training once you have registered.
  • ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ONLINE TRAINING......Send an email to registration@sccadvasa.org  requesting to be registered for the next in-person training.  Failure to register/attend the in-person training will result in re-taking the on-line training.  Once your email is received you will receive an email confirmation for the in-person training within 72 hours.
 

Click here for more information about Coalition Manager and the training registration system or to apply for access to the system.

Upcoming Basic Trainings for Victim Service Providers:

The in-person portion of the Basic Training for Victim Service Providers will be held in Columbia, SC. The training and registration dates are listed below.  Apply for in-person training by emailing registration@sccadvasa.org, upon completing the online session.

  • August 11, 2017 (VSP Agenda):  Registration opens 06/05/2017 and closes on 08/04/2017.
  • September 29, 2017:  Registration opens 08/14/2017 and closes on  09/22/2017.
  • November 17, 2017:  Registration opens 10/02/2017 and closes on 11/10/2017.