2021 Exam Dates and Application Deadlines
- Spring Exam Window
- Application and payment due by March 1, 2021
- Exam window: April 1-14, 2021
- Fall Exam Window
- Application and payment due by September 1, 2021
- Exam window: October 1-14, 2021
2021 Fees (All prices are in US dollars)
- Regular Exam Fee $350
- VMPC Members Exam Fee $300 (This rate will increase to $315 in 2022.)
- Member Discount Exam Fee $315
- This includes members of AL!VE, Habitat for Humanity, NAVPLG, Volunteer Canada, Volunteer Match, VolunteerPro, and United Way.
- Exam Retest Fee (one time only) $95 (This rate will increase to $125 in 2022.)
NOTE: Payments are made online via credit card on our payment page. They must be received by the application deadline for each exam session. You may contact us at email@example.com for alternate payment arrangements.
2021 Application Process
- Download and read the entire 2021 CCVA Handbook.
- Review and complete the Document of Eligibility.
- Obtain one letter of professional reference.
- Prepare your Document of Eligibility, your resume and your professional reference as PDFs.
- Submit your application through this form: 2021 Spring CVA Exam Application
- Pay for your application and keep your receipt.
Once your application and payment are received, reviewed and approved, you’ll receive additional information regarding the Equipment Check, Trial Test and the upcoming exam window.
NOTE: If you have been laid off or furloughed in the past few months this does not automatically disqualify you from applying to take the CVA Exam. You will be able to complete most of the application information even if you are currently between jobs. Just add a note in your application about your current status. If you have specific questions about your situation, contact CCVA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for one of these opportunities to learn more about the CVA credential and the certification process.
- CCVA Body of Knowledge and Competency Framework (PDF)
- CVA Self-Assessment Tool (PDF)
- Sample Exam Questions (PDF)
- Accommodation Request Form (PDF)
- Facebook page for connecting with CVA study buddies
- Defining Features of Quality Certification and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs (PDF)
- Trial Test Instructions and Support