40 Hour Domestic Violence Certificate


Why Do I Need a Certificate

Completion of this training meets the requirements set by California Evidence Code 1037.1 for designation as a Domestic Violence Counselor. After completing 40 hours of training, graduates shall receive a Certificate of Completion that will enable them to pursue volunteer and employment opportunities working directly with survivors of domestic violence in California. 


What Does the training consist of

The 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate training gives basic knowledge from which to build expertise and experience of options available to battered individuals, understanding of the dynamics of battering, and a philosophy of empowerment.


how can i volunteer when i complete the training

We conduct 16 week domestic violence classes for women and men. With a certificate you will be able to assist and eventually teach classes on your own. We also need advocates to attend court with our participants from time to time. 



Date and Time

September 7     3:00 - 9:00 

September 8      9:00 - 5:00

September 9      1:00 - 6:00 

September 14     3:00 - 9:00 

September 15     9:00 - 5:00

September 16     1:00 - 6:00 


44648 15th ST

Lancaster, CA



Lunch will be on your own for the 8th and 15th

how do i sign up for the training

Payment through this website holds your spot for the training. Upon receiving your payment & registration form an AV Saving Grace rep will send you a confirmation email that will include the training location. Cost for the training is $150. Please download the Registration Form and mail or email to AV Saving Grace. You can pay below, 

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  Mail: P.O. Box 9173                                                     Lancaster, CA 93536