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 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

2023 Training Sessions

First Training Session 2023 — Feb. 13, 2023 – April 25, 2023

  • Registration: Monday, January 23 – Friday, Feb 3
  • Introductory Meeting: Monday, February 13 @ 2:00 PM
  • Large Group Meeting: Tuesday, April 25 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

*Please note, all courses for Victim Service Provider Basic Training will close on the specified date or when the cohort reaches full capacity.

Second Training Session 2023 — May 22, 2023 – August 1, 2023

  • Registration: Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 12
  • Introductory Meeting: Monday, May 22 @ 2:00 PM
  • Large Group Meeting: Tuesday, August 1 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

*Please note, all courses for Victim Service Provider Basic Training will close on the specified date or when the cohort reaches full capacity.

Third Training Session 2023 — Sept. 11, 2023 – Nov. 14, 2023

  • Registration: Monday, August 21 – Friday, September 1
  • Introductory Meeting: Monday, September 11 @ 2:00 PM
  • Large Group Meeting: Tuesday, November 14 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

*Please note, all courses for Victim Service Provider Basic Training will close on the specified date or when the cohort reaches full capacity.

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