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?

Get certified in 2022!

Take the next step in your career as a leader of volunteers and become a CVA in 2022. Attend an information session and when you are ready, submit your application and payment.

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In 2021, CVAs took part in the Technology Evolution in Volunteer Administration (TEVA) study which included a survey and focus groups to understand technology adoption, use and challenges faced. Find out more here.

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Upcoming Information Sessions

Want to learn more about the CVA and certification process?  Join us for one of our informational webinars.  Hear from current CVAs and bring all your questions. Webinars will be approximately 90 minutes long. Times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.  You may access a time zone converter here.  February 7, 2022 at 10-11:30am EST Register…

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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 2020

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.