Advanced Training for Campus-Based Victim Advocates

NOVA’s Campus Advocacy Training (NCAT) is a 30-hour advanced training academy focused on building knowledge and skills to prevent and respond to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in higher education. Graduates of this unique academy may be eligible to apply for the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)® ‘s “Campus Advocacy Specialist” Credential. The Training will be delivered using a blended-learning approach, which includes seven (7) consecutive weeks of virtual training and self-paced assignments designed to foster participant engagement and discussion.

“This training was robust with information and resources that are important to my role as a campus advocate.”
– NCAT alum

Registration for 2024 NCAT has closed. Participants can access the student center using the button below.

NOVA's Campus Advocacy Trainings Frequently Asked Questions

This training is designed for campus-based advocates and community-based advocates providing services to a university or college. If you serve in another role and are interested in participating in NCAT or have questions about your eligibility to apply, email us at [email protected].

Applicants should have received foundational victim advocacy training prior to registering for this training. Many take their state certification training while others may choose to complete foundational level training through the Office for Victims of Crime online Victim Assistance Training.

We are dedicated to providing college students the opportunity to learn more about the field of campus advocacy. If you are a college student interested in NCAT, email your request to [email protected]. We also suggest interested college students check out NOVA’s Youth Advocacy Corps program which aims to elevate the next generation of youth leaders in victim services.

Scholarship opportunities will be available and open to apply for in October.

NCAT takes place on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET (with a scheduled lunch break included) for 7 consecutive weeks beginning in January.

We understand that life happens, and that’s okay! NCAT’s make-up policy ensures that all class sessions will be recorded and participants will have the opportunity to make up missed sessions in order to receive a certificate for completion. Every NCAT class allows participants the unique opportunity to engage with subject matter experts in real time, which makes attendance a critical part to maximize learning.

NOVA members receive a 10% discount!

Early Bird rate for NOVA members: $337.50

Standard rate for NOVA members: $382.50

Early Bird rate for non-NOVA members: $375

Standard rate for non-NOVA members: $425

NCAT classes are small by design and class size is limited to maximize opportunities for direct interaction with nationally recognized subject matter experts in live time. Currently, there is no other national campus advocacy training like NCAT.

Yes, organizations interested in registering more than five (5) or more victim advocates can receive a group rate of $300/participant.

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