SCCADVASA’s Basic Training Course for Victim Service Providers

This course is an intensive, interactive learning experience for new victim service professionals to gain foundational skills such as strengths-based services, advocacy for adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and collaboration with allies. This Course is designed for professionals who have been approved by the Department of Crime Victim Services Training, Provider Certification, and Statistical Analysis (CVST, formerly OVSEC) to become VSPs.

Program Overview and Delivery

Our basic training program is delivered through a combination of virtual meetings and online training modules so that individuals can receive most of the training at whatever time and location is convenient for them. Participants must first complete an introductory meeting and 6 online lessons before attending a virtual large group training.

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Important Notes

  • There is no cost to attend for SCCADVASA Members & Affiliates.
    • If you are registering as a staff member from a Member Organization, you must be logged into Coalition Manager in order to receive your membership rate.
    • If you are an Affiliate Member, please reach out to us directly for registration.
  • You need a VSP # to register for the Basic VSP Training course.
    • If you do not have one, you can apply for one with the SC CVST office. Click here to go to their website.
    • We’ve provided a short video below to help you navigate this important process.

Note: While are very happy to be able to provide staff members of SCCADVASA Member and Affiliate organizations the opportunity to take the Basic VSP Course at no cost, this is only available one time. Due to demand and limited space, if an affiliate organization enrolls a staff member in a Basic VSP Course and the person does not complete the required coursework during the allotted time period, the organization will need to pay the full price to register them a second time.

2024 Training Sessions

First Training Session 2024 — February 5 – April 16th, 2024

  • Registration: Jan 8 – Jan 19th or until class reaches capacity
  • Introductory Meeting: Monday, February 5th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Large Group Meeting: Tuesday, April 16th from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Registration is now closed

*Please note, registration for Victim Service Provider Basic Training is only open on the specified dates or when the cohort reaches full capacity.

Second Training Session 2024 — May 20 – August 6th, 2024

  • Registration: April 22 – May 3rd or until class reaches capacity
  • Introductory Meeting: Monday, May 20th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Large Group Meeting: Tuesday, August 6th from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Registration is now closed

*Please note, registration for Victim Service Provider Basic Training is only open on the specified dates or when the cohort reaches full capacity

Third Training Session 2024 — September 9 – November 12, 2024

  • Registration: August 12 – 23rd or until class reaches capacity
  • Introductory Meeting: Monday, September 9th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Large Group Meeting: Tuesday, November 12th from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

*Please note, registration for Victim Service Provider Basic Training is only open on the specified dates or when the cohort reaches full capacity

Becoming a VSP (Victim Service Provider) in S.C.