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When Violence Begins At Home by Karen Wilson is available in the 2005 version. This reference has provided professionals and victims of abuse with guidance and can be used for the CDVP certification test as well as the 1997 version. The updated edition addresses new research and programs.








Our Mission

Promote competency in domestic violence services throughout the State of Illinois by setting standards for certification, training, and supervision of domestic violence professionals.


The Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals, Inc. (ICDVP) was established to foster uniformity in domestic violence and partner abuse intervention services throughout the State of Illinois, and create recognized professions of Certified Domestic Violence Professionals (CDVP) and Certified Partner Abuse Intervention Professionals (CPAIP) by setting standards to certify domestic violence and partner abuse intervention professionals and regulating theprocess of certification.

Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional Board
P. O. Box 429, La Grange, IL 60525
Phone: 708-334-9225
email: ilcdvp@ilcdvp.org

The ICDVP Policy Manual is currently being updated.  In order to not cause any confusion we have decided to take if off of our website temporarily until the necessary revisions are completed.  All ICDVP forms are still available on our website and can be downloaded.  For answers to any ICDVP policy questions, please contact ICDVP at ilcdvp@ilcdvp.org or 708) 334-9225.  Thanks so much for your patience.


important notices

The next ICDVP exams (CDVP/CPAIP) are scheduled for February 26, 2020.  The deadline for exam applications is January 24, 2020.  AS OF JANUARY 1, 2020 EXAMINATION FEES ARE INCREASED TO $200.00.

Exam applications and Candidate Study Guides can be found by using the Quick Link titled “CDVP – Continental Testing Services” for the CDVP exam or “CPAIP – Continental Testing Services” for the CPAIP exam.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:    All individual certification renewal notices are being sent out electronically to your email address on file.  It is your responsibility to let ICDVP know of any changes in your email address or you will no longer receive notices.