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Initial Victim Service Provider Training

The SCNCAC initial Victim Service Provider (VSP) training is a blended learning course which combines in-person classroom instruction with an online learning component that is conducted via the SCNCAC eLearning portal. It has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Crime Victim Services Training and the National Children's Alliance for accreditation standards. The course is helpful for both new and experienced victim service professionals at Children's Advocacy Centers and their Multidisciplinary Team members. Participants must complete the online portion of the training before attending the in-person training.

The initial VSP training course consist of 24 hours of instruction. The first 8 hours are completed online at your own pace and the remaining 16 hours are completed in-person on designated dates and locations. 

Continuing Education Credits and Certification Information:
This course is approved by the South Carolina Department of Crime Victim Services Training (CVST) for Core VSP Certification. If you are already VSP certified and have completed Core VSP certification in the past, the course is approved for 22 hours of South Carolina VSP continuing education credits. Attendees who are not currently VSP certified in South Carolina and successfully complete both the online and in-person trainings within the designated time frame, may qualify for core VSP certification through CVST if the appropriate application for VSP certification has been submitted prior to the start of the in-person classroom portion of the course. This course is also approved by the National Children's Alliance to meet the accreditation requirement for 24 hours of victim advocate training in the topics specified in the CAC accreditation standards. Use the link below to view the VSP course training agenda.

Initial Victim Service Provider Training Agenda

Steps for Completing the SCNCAC Initial VSP Training:

  1. Register for one of the SCNCAC Initial VSP Courses via one of the links below for the session you wish to attend.
  2. If you are not already VSP certified, apply for VSP certification through the Department of Crime Victim Services Training, Provider Certification, and Statistical Analysis (CVST) prior to the start of the in-person training. Use the link below to apply.

    Apply for VSP Certification

  3. Complete the SCNCAC online training content within the required time frame. You will receive instructions for the online training once you register for the SCNCAC VSP training.
  4. Attend the in-person training.

Click the registration link under your desired onsite training session below for registration information

In-Person Initial VSP Training - March 2021

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the in-person classroom portions of this training will be conducted live but in a virtual online webinar setting. The normal 3 day format has been divided into 5 partial days for the live virtual training poriton.

  • Registration opens - January 15, 2021
  • Deadline to complete online modules - March 10, 2021
  • In-person classroom schedule
    Day #1 : March 15, 2021 Day #2 : March 16, 2021
    Day #3 : March 17, 2021 Day #4 : March 18, 2021
    Day #5 : March 19, 2021

Registration will be available soon

Have Some Fun Before You Begin

Our entire staff worked hard on recording the online modules for our new initial Victim Service Provider training curriculum for the Victim Advocates at our Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) and Multidisciplinary (MDT) members across the state. This training will allow our victim advocates to meet both South Carolina Victim Service Provider training requirements and meet the National Children's Alliance accreditation standards for victim advocacy as well. Here is a short 2 minute video with some bloopers and outtakes from our 2 day video production.

 VSP Training support Email

South Carolina Network of
Children's Advocacy Centers

Empowering SC communities & Childrens's Advocacy Centers to deliver a best practice response to child abuse.

P.O. Box 2195
Columbia, SC 29202