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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

Certification Updates– August 2020

ICDVP approved 40-hour Domestic Violence Training – no changes have been made
 ICDVP is not allowing any virtual training for the 40-hour DV training.   ICDVP approved 40-hour approved agencies continue to have the option to of becoming a 20/20-hr approved site by submitting the following forms: 

Currently, the only ICDVP approved 20-hour (on-line) training is offered by the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV), and they need to be contacted directly about registration.  The online modules must be completed prior to the in-person training portion.  
ICDVP approved 20-hour PAIP Training – no changes have been made
Alternative formats for this training are not allowed.
CDVP/CPAIP renewal requirements – this applies to 02/28/21 and 03/31/21 renewal dates ONLY
The requirements have been temporarily changed due to COVID-19. ICDVP realizes that many in-person trainings have been canceled and it is unclear how long the guidelines prohibiting large in-person gatherings will last.  The following requirements have changed:

Supervision of CDVP/CPAIP exam applicants – no changes have been made
ICDVP Supervision Guidelines continue to allow for the following:
A minimum of 15 hours of supervision are required for every 150 hours of client services (not hours   worked, but service hours provided.)  Those 15 hours may consist of any combination of the following:

ICDVP Site Renewal Application Deadline – extended deadline
If your agency is due to renew their site certification on 03/31/21, or if your agency was asked to send in additional materials for your renewal, you will now have until 05/31/21 to submit those materials.   This modification does not extend your future renewal date which will remain 03/31/23.
ICDVP recognizes these are uncertain times for certified professionals and agencies, and we applaud the tremendous services that are provided.  We are committed to uphold the standards of ICDVP.