Benefits for YOU, the individual practitioner:
- clarification of personal values and professional ethics
- identification of strengths and areas for growth
- enhanced self-esteem through peer recognition
- increased confidence in problem-solving skills
- increased personal and professional credibility
- transferable documentation of knowledge, skills, and abilities
- reinforced commitment to professional excellence
- may contribute to hiring and job security
- may lead to more recognition from top management
Benefits to your ORGANIZATION or EMPLOYER:
- demonstrates employer’s commitment to competence
- increased confidence in employee abilities
- quality professional development for employees
- useful in making hiring decisions
- relevant framework for performance appraisal
- identifies and documents leadership potential
- Individuals wishing to pursue the CVA certification must meet these requirements in order to register as a candidate:
- Minimum of the equivalent of three years full-time experience related to volunteer resources management. This experience can be a combination of several part-time positions, and can include both salaried and non-salaried roles.
- Minimum of 30 percent of current position related to volunteer resources management.
- Two letters of professional recommendation from supervisors or colleagues, verifying the candidate’s activity in the field and his/her appropriateness as a candidate for this credential.
For more information, visit www.cvacert.org.