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Requirements for New Jersey's
To be eligible for Domestic Violence Certification in New Jersey, applicants must show proof of:
One hundred and eighty hours of domestic violence specific education as specified in the following core curriculum areas are required:
Twelve core curriculum hours will be earned for required visits to each of the following sites: a Domestic Violence Shelter; a Courthouse; an Al-Anon Meeting; and an AA meeting.
A Personal Statement and agreement to adhere to NJADVP's Philosophical Principals and Code of Ethics, are also required.
One thousand hours of direct service experience with domestic violence clients, which includes 180 hours of supervised direct service in 14 specific task areas:
The total fee for the DVS credential is $250.00. Reduced fee requests are included in the packet. To receive an application packet for Domestic Violence Specialist Certification, contact NJADVP at:
*New* Initial Enrollment Form
NJADVP has made some changes to the DVS process to make applying for your certification easier. If you are just beginning the DVS certification process please use the enrollment form above. The older application process is being phased out. Completed applications using the older criteria will be accepted through December 30, 2013.
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