How to Renew your Certification
CDVP Certification is valid for a term of two years, at which time the applicant must renew the certification.
CEU content must be related to the 40-hour Domestic Violence or 20-hour PAIP training topics listed in the ICDVP Manual.
- Complete 30 Continuing Education Units (CEU) within the two-year period.
- Pay a $75 renewal fee and additional petition fees.
online renewal payment
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU) REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL
Individual certification is renewed by completion of the required renewal Form 8, submitted proof that 30 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU) have been obtained since the professional’s last renewal period, and payment of the renewal fee. All 30 CEUs can be completed in any combination of online, webinar, in-person, or other e-learning training with certificate from the provider. All renewal documents must be postmarked by the CDVP expiration date.
CDVP CEU content must be related to the 40-hour Domestic Violence or 20-hour PAIP training topics listed in the ICDVP Manual. CEUs cannot be utilized for subsequent renewal applications.
Continuing Education Credit
CEU credit may be earned for verified attendance at or participation in any program which has received approval and authorization from the ICDVP Board to provide CEU credit.
- A maximum of 10 hours of CEU’s per renewal may be earned for verified teaching in the field of domestic violence either at an accredited college/university or for teaching ICDVP Board approved 40-hour trainings or presenting approved ICDVP CEU trainings. One teaching hour equals one CEU hour.
- A maximum of 6 hours of CEU’s may be earned per renewal period for participation in activities which include, but are not limited to: active service as ICDVP Board member, approved local or national network officer, chair or committee member of a major domestic violence conference/ convention, and chair or committee member of the following organizations: Chicago Battered Women’s Network, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence or Department of Human Services Domestic Violence Advisory committee. One participation hour equals one CEU hour.
- One continuing education unit equals one hour of instruction. A training, workshop or conference must be a minimum of one hour in length.
- The maximum number of hours that can be requested for a single conference is 20.
- All 30 CEUs can be completed in any combination of online, webinar, in-person, or other e-learning training with certificate from the provider.
Click here to view/print the petition forms that need to be filled out and sent in to receive ICDVP CEU’s for domestic violence teaching/training, board/committee work and domestic violence workshop/trainings that are not offering ICDVP CEU’s.
Proof of Compliance with CEU Requirements
- Each renewal applicant will provide proof of completion that she/he is in full compliance with the CEU requirements. Proof can be in the form of a completion certificate or letter of participation from CEU provider. These forms must be signed by the person overseeing the CEU training.
- The ICDVP Board may require additional evidence demonstrating compliance with the CEU requirements. It is the responsibility of each renewal applicant to retain or otherwise produce evidence of such compliance.
- For committee participation, submit a copy of minutes which lists committee attendees.
The Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional Board (ICDVP Board) requires the completion of 30 hours of continuing education units (CEU) during the two-year renewal period for Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals (CDVP).
The ICDVP Board may require additional evidence demonstrating compliance with the CEU requirements. It is the responsibility of each renewal applicant to retain or otherwise produce evidence of such compliance. CEUs cannot be utilized for more than one renewal application.
CEU content must be related to the 40-hour Domestic Violence training content, or 20-hour PAIP training content listed in the ICDVP Manual. ICDVP certified CEU training sites ensure that this standard is met.
40-Hour Training Topics and Definitions
- Definition of Domestic Violence
- Historical and Feminist Perspectives
- Societal and Institutional Issues
- Myths and Realities
- Statistics of Domestic Violence
- Cycle of Violence
- Power and Control Wheel/Types of Abuse
- Barriers or Challenges to Leaving an Abusive Partner
- Identifying Victims/Survivors
- Counseling Domestic Violence Victim/Survivor
- Basis Crisis Intervention Skills
- Safety Planning
- Lethality Assessment
- Suicide Assessment
- Non-Suicidal Self Injury – Self-Harming Behaviors
- Characteristics and Beliefs
- Overview of Partner Abuse Intervention Programs (PAIP)
- Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
- Abuse and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA)
- Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Issues
- Safety Planning with Children
- Working with Children
- Documentation of Child Client Files
- Legal Issues for Teens
- Safety Planning for Teen Dating Violence
- Abuse Later in Life
- Rural Populations
- Immigrant Communities
- People with Unique Challenges
- People with Behavioral or Mental Health Issues
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer + Relationships and Heterosexism
- Substance Use and Domestic Violence
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV/AIDS and HEP
- Sex Work
- Human Trafficking
- Illinois Domestic Violence Act (IDVA)
- Criminal or Civil Court – Orders of Protection
- Criminal Offenses: Assault, Domestic Battery, Violation of Order of Protection, Stalking
- Conditions of Bond
- Full Faith and Credit
- VAWA – Immigration Issues
- Prohibitions Against Firearm Possession
- Parental Responsibilities
- Child Abduction
- Concerns about Leaving the State
- Illinois CPAIP/CDVP Certification
- Certification Code of Ethics
- Self- Care
20-Hour PAIP Training Topics and Definitions
- Requirements for a protocol approved program
- Most commonly uses models
- Definition of Partner Abuse Intervention Program
- Scope of PAIP
Orientation to Group Process
- Group cohesiveness
- Group effectiveness
Domestic Violence Grounding
- Characteristics of abusers
- Impact of abuse on victim/survivors, children and society
- “Voice of the victim/survivor”
- Historical development of PAIP
- Key components of PAIP
- System collaboration and service coordination
- Intake/referral process of PAIP
- Accountability in terms of process of change
- Key components of effective program evaluation
- Role of facilitator
- Use of power as a facilitator
- Limits and boundaries of confidentiality
- Stages of Change Model
- Challenges in group facilitation
- Assessment of change/accountability
- Best practices
- Facilitation skills
- CPAIP Certification
- Special populations