Welcome 2021 CVA Candidates! -

Be sure to read the Candidate Handbook and Test Taker Guide carefully as you prepare for the exam. 

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Want to learn more about the CVA and certification process?  Join us for one  of our informational webinars. These webinars will NOT be recorded or shared with participants once they have concluded. Webinars will be approximately 90 minutes long. Times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.   2021January 25, 2021  at 2:30 PM Eastern Time […]

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Registration is now open year-round. For complete details, including the application form, please visit this page and download the 2020 CVA Certification Handbook.

What is CCVA?

Our vision is a world where competent, passionate leaders effectively engage volunteers. We deliver professional certification and advocate ethical practice so organizations can maximize the impact of volunteer involvement to achieve their missions. More »

Why Certify?

Professional certification signals a commitment to excellence. It confirms that individuals have the knowledge needed to competently attract, onboard and support volunteers. Certification promotes personal confidence, and helps employers hire, verify and reward relevant expertise. More »

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Are you ready to pursue Certification in Volunteer Administration? The registration process is easy, and we offer plenty of support along the way. The Candidate Handbook provides an overview of the program components, fees, key dates, and the registration form. More »

Our CVAs are saying...

Amira Barger

I am so grateful for a co-hort of peers to use as a sounding board and continue building the profession of Volunteer Management.

Amira Barger, CVA • Project Open Hand • San Francisco, CA USA

CVA Stories

Asian Pacific Heritage Day public art project at the Minnesota Historical Society

Teen volunteers prepare components for an Asian Pacific Heritage Day public art project at the Minnesota Historical Society. See more CVA Stories »