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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


important notices

Please note the day for the ICDVP exams has been changed from Saturday to Wednesday. The next exams are scheduled for February 21, 2018.

Please note the CPAIP test no longer requires applicants to have a background test to be eligible to take the exam.

LATE FEES – The Individual Renewal Late Fee is $50 and the Site Renewal Late Fee is $100.