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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 Crime Victim Services Training, Provider Certification, and Statistical Analysis (CVST) (formerly OVSEC) with questions about applying for and maintaining VSP Certification.

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 apply for your Victim Service Provider Number with the Office of Victim Services Education & Certification (OVSEC) by going to the OVSEC website.


  1. Email a completed VSP Basic Training application to
  2. Pay registration fee online or mail to SCCADVASA Training, P.O. Box 7776, Columbia, SC 29202.
    • Individual Registration fee: $100 per registrant
    • Affiliate Organization Registration fee: $75 per registrant
    • Member Organization fee: $0 per registrant
  3. Once SCCADVASA processes your application and payment, you will receive an email with your username and password for Coalition Manager.

Online Training

  • The online modules are located in Coalition Manager (Events & Registrations > Online Trainings > Under “Available Trainings” find “Basic Training for Victim Services Providers” > More Info > Register Now!)
  • The Online Training expires in 60 days.
  • The deadline to register for the in-person training is one week prior to the date of the in-person training or until the class has reached capacity.

In-Person Training

  • You CANNOT be registered for the in-person training until you have completed the online portion.
  • Once you complete the online training, email to request to be registered for the next in-person training.  You are not registered for the in-person training until you receive confirmation by email.

Other Important Information

  • Failure to register/attend the in-person training will result in re-taking the on-line training.
  • Please do not assume that inter-office staff are automatically registered for the in-person training.  Confirmation emails are sent individually and are not grouped by organization.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming VSP Classes

  • November 27, 2018- CLASS HAS REACHED CAPACITY
  • December 13, 2018
*Will close on specified date or when class reaches full capacity.