Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration
Excellence • Ethics • Education


Signal a commitment to excellence and demonstrate the knowledge needed to competently attract, onboard, and support dedicated volunteers and community members.


Select from a network of over 1,000 individuals including leaders of volunteers in every conceivable type of organization and setting.


Renew CVA credentials to demonstrate continuing professional development and retain the right to use the professional appellation, CVA.

What's Happening?

Ethics Education

Understand the ethics of a leader of volunteers by attending a free learning session!

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Seeking Board Nominations

We are seeking nominations for our Board of Directors!

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Thank you to our 2022 LEAP Speakers!

Read a bit more about our excellent LEAP speakers.

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LEAP – Leadership.Excellence.Advocacy.Peers

In 2022, we are focused on leadership, excellence and advocacy amongst our peers so that we can work outside of our sector with credibility, confidence and character.

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In 2021, CVAs took part in the Technology Evolution in Volunteer Administration (TEVA) study.

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Upcoming Information Sessions

Want to learn more about the CVA and certification process?

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Our Vision

A world where competent, passionate leaders effectively engage volunteers.

Our Mission:

To advance excellence in volunteer administration by delivering professional certification and advocating ethical practice.


We provide certifications internationally! Apply to become a CVA.

Our Numbers

CVAs Currently Certified

Professionals showcasing their commitment to excellence and ethical practices in all aspects of their work.

CVAs Certified in 2021

Pursue your CVA in 2022. Complete your application by March 1, 2022 for the April exam.

CVAs Renewed in 2021

This group demonstrated their ongoing commitment to volunteer leadership excellence amidst the challenging backdrop of a global pandemic.

 All Time Certifications

Professionals who have chosen over time to add a CVA certification to their portfolio of credentials and expertise.  (Calculated as of 2021.)

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