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60-Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Certification

60-Hour certification provides basic training for individuals who are interested in working directly with those affected by domestic & sexual violence.

This training qualifies participants for statewide certification. Mutual Ground is an ICDVP and ICASA approved training site. Virtual training does not qualify participants for the CDVP exam. Participants must complete all sixty hours of training in order to receive the certification.

60 Continuing Education Units are available for the following professionals in Illinois:

Social workers (LSW/LCSW), professional counselors (LPC/LCPC), and addictions counselors.

Cost and More Information:

The cost for this training is $250. A discounted rate is available for volunteers.
For more information about volunteer opportunities and to complete an application, click here.

summer 2021

The Summer 2021 training will be held in a virtual format 6pm-9pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
June 1st – July 8th, 2021
Location: Virtual

fall 2021

The Fall 2021 training will be held in a hybrid virtual/in-person format beginning August 31, 2021. The schedule will be 6pm-9pm virtually on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and in-person 9am-3:30pm on Saturdays. This schedule may be modified in the event that it is not safe to meet in-person. Therefore, the training is tentatively scheduled through 9/25 or 10/6/21.
Location: Virtual and In-Person (location TBA)

Spring 2022

Spring Training schedule: January 2022, TBA.
Location: TBA