Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration
Excellence • Ethics • Education

Certification

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

CVAs

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

Renewal

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

What's Happening?

Global Leaders of Volunteers Speaker Series with Megan Vixie

Negotiation for the Volunteer Engagement Professional: Advocating for What You Want and How to Achieve It with Megan Vixie, MPA, CVA, PHR, SHRM-CP, AL!VE President. Monday, June 19, 2021 at 3 PM EST. Session Description: Are you looking to negotiate a job offer or pay increase in your current role? A lot depends on what…

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Global Leaders of Volunteers Speaker Series – Ang Cuy

Volunteer Strategy – A Practical Guide to Interesting your Visibility and Traction by Ang Cuy, Executive Manager, Youth Services,  YMCA Victoria. Description: Are you frustrated by marathon strategy planning sessions that result in huge documents gathering dust on a shelf somewhere for the next three years? Or have you been tasked with writing a strategic…

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Global Leaders of Volunteers Speakers Series – Amber McMillan

Continuing to Lead Organizations, Communities and People through Change by Amber McMillan, CCVA Board Chair. Session Description: Not unlike a child that calls out from the backseat of a car and ask, “Are we there yet?”, many professionals are asking themselves midway through 2021, “Are we there yet? Have we changed enough already?” As leaders…

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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 CVA volunteers 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.  April 29, 2021 08:00…

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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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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.

Where:

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 2020

You still have time to get your CVA in 2021. Complete your application by September 1, 2021 for the October 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.