In 2000, the Certified Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Professional (CDSVRP) Certification was developed by members of the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The purpose of the CDSVRP process is to foster uniformity in domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking services throughout the State of Oklahoma, set standards for certifying professionals advocating for victims of gender-based violence, and regulating the process of certification. Candidates to the CDSVRP program must meet criteria to be considered for the selection process.

The CDSVRP program faculty and staff actively commit to ending domestic and sexual violence and stalking by improving and enhancing the quality of services for victims and survivors. The goal of the program is to enhance safety, prevention strategies, provide interagency training, and promote multi-disciplinary collaboration. These values are reflected in all parts of the certification process.

The initial week-long course of study is an intensive training program focusing on evidence-based practices that reflect current research in the anti-violence against women field. CDSVRP instructors have a diverse background of specialties and are widely recognized as experts in their fields. The curriculum was designed to improve the quality and consistency of services to victims in Oklahoma.

After completing the CDSVRP class, 1040 hours of supervision, and recommendation by the supervisor, certification will be granted for one year. In order to maintain current status as a CDSVRP, 16 hours of CEU training in the anti-violence against women field must be completed annually.

CDSVRP CEU Request and Renewal Forms

Topics available for CDSVRP Continuing Education Credits include but are not limited to subjects related to Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Stalking, Child Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Elder Abuse, Advocacy, Crisis Intervention, Trauma, Secondary Trauma, Legal and Ethical Issues and/or Cultural Competence. To receive CDSVRP Continuing Education Credits, training/education must be provided on a topic deemed suitable for professionals. Requests need to include the CEU Request for Approval Form, an Agenda, and Biography for the Trainer(s). Requests without all required documentation will be denied. Forms are due prior to the training but will be accepted up to two (2) weeks after the training. Requests submitted later than two (2) weeks may be denied.