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Certification Criteria

40-Hour Domestic Violence Training Site

All candidates for the Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional Certification (CDVP and CPAIP) must complete a 40-hour training at an ICDVP certified training site. The 40 hour training requires that all of the training hours are completed in the presence of a trainer. The 40-hour training must be conducted in two ways, either 40 hours in person or 20 hours on-line/20 hours in person. Candidates who complete the 20 hour online training will submit certificates verifying completion of those 5 modules. For the 40-hour in person training, Form 11 must be completed. For the 20 hour on-line/20-hour in person training, Form 11B must be completed.

  1. Complete Application for 40 Hour Training Site (ICDVP Form 2).
    • Refer to Section V of the ICDVP Policy Manual for site requirements.
  2. A review of all required documentation will be conducted.
  3. Prior to approval of a new 40-hour training site, a site visit may be conducted by at least 2 ICDVP Board Members.
  4. The Standards Committee will make a determination to approve or deny site certification.

PAIP Training Site

All candidates for the Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional Certification (CPAIP) must complete the PAIP training at an ICDVP certified PAIP training site. The overall purpose of the abuser intervention training is to provide participants with the tools necessary for effective group facilitation with adult male intimate partner violence offenders and develop better practices.

The PAIP training must include a variety of teaching styles including lecture, group interactive exercises, and role plays. The training must be co-facilitated throughout the 20 hours and it is better practices that the trainers are a male and female team.

  1. Complete Application for PAIP Training Site (ICDVP Form 3).
    • Refer to Section VI of the ICDVP Policy Manual for PAIP Training site requirements.
  2. A review of all required documentation will be conducted.
  3. Prior to approval of a new PAIP training site, a site visit may be conducted by at least 2 ICDVP Board Members.
  4. The Standards Committee will make a determination to approve or deny site certification.

Supervisory Site

All candidates for the Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (CDVP) must complete 150 of supervisory work at an ICDVP certified supervision site.

  1. Complete Application for Approved Supervisory Site (ICDVP Form 1)
    • Refer to Section VII of the ICDVP Policy Manual for Supervisory site requirements.
  2. A review of all required documentation will be conducted.
  3. Prior to approval of a new Supervisory site, a site visit may be conducted by at least 2 ICDVP Board Members.
  4. The Standards Committee will make a determination to approve or deny site certification.

Continuing Education Site

The Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional Board (ICDVP Board) requires the completion of 30 hours of continuing education units during the two year renewal period for Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals (CDVP) and Illinois Certified Partner Abuse Intervention Professionals (CPAIP). Many continuing education units may apply to both CDVP and CPAIP.

One continuing education unit equals one hour of instruction. A conference must be a minimum of one hour in length. Time devoted to announcements, welcoming speeches, lunch and other social events is not included in the number of hours counted.

  1. Complete Application for Continuing Education Site (ICDVP Form 4).
    • Refer to Section VIII of the ICDVP Policy Manual for Continuing Education site requirements.
  2. A review of all required documentation will be conducted.
  3. Prior to approval of a new Continuing Education site, a site visit may be conducted by at least 2 ICDVP Board Members.
  4. The Standards Committee will make a determination to approve or deny site certification.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Conference Policy (Non-DV Service Organizations)

This is for local, statewide or national organizations that are seeking approval to provide CEUs for more than one program/training over a one year period. Another option would be for entities to partner with currently certified local programs authorized by ICDVP, Inc. to provide CEUs. (Please note that this certification does not allow the provider to offer the 40-hour domestic violence training. The 40-hour training is a separate certification).

One continuing education unit equals one hour of instruction. A conference must be a minimum of one hour in length. Time devoted to announcements, welcoming speeches, lunch and other social events is not included in the number of hours counted.

  1. Complete Application for ICDVP CEU Status (ICDVP Form 9)
    • Refer to Section IX of the ICDVP Policy Manual for site requirements.
  2. A review of all required documentation will be conducted.
  3. Prior to approval of a new Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Conference Policy (Non-DV Service Organizations).
  4. The Standards Committee will make a determination to approve or deny site certification.