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Welcome!

The NACP Review Committee has recently revamped the NACP application process and its forms to incorporate some necessary changes and to address feedback we have received from the field.  

We are pleased to announce our new website will launch in January 2017 at www.TheNACP.org  Along with the new website, the revised NACP application forms will also be available and will be accepted beginning  with the April 1-April 30 application period.

Finally, a change will be made to the NACP application periods. Effective February 1, 2017, applications will no longer be accepted on a rolling basis; the applications will be accepted twice a year during April 1-30 and during October 1-30.  Accepting applications on a rolling basis four times per year proved difficult for a volunteer review committee and with a continued effort to keep application fees at a  reasonable rate.  Those credentialed advocates with expiration dates in February 2018 and August 2018 will have their expiration dates extended to April 30, 2018 and October 31, 2018.

Current application forms may be used for anyone applying for the January 31, 2017 deadline; however, no old forms will be accepted beginning with the April 2017 application period.

We look forward to the new website, your feedback on the revised application forms and to our continuing collaboration to professionalize our advocacy field!

Best wishes for a peaceful and safe holiday season,
The NACP Review Committee 


The National Advocate Credentialing Program® (NACP), developed through the cooperative effort of multiple national and state victim assistance organizations, was launched in 2003 as the first voluntary credentialing program available to crime victim advocates nationwide.

NACP is designed to promote a minimum of forty hours of pre-service training for advocates, recognizes the advocate’s years of experience, whether volunteer or paid, and requires continuing education for all advocates credentialed under the program.

Four levels of credentialing are offered – Provisional, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced-for all of which eligibility is based upon minimum requirements.

In order to be eligible to apply for Provisional credential, you must have completed a NACP pre-approved forty-hour basic training program. Completion of one of these Pre-approved training programs is also acceptable to meet the “A” Series requirement for all other NACP credential levels (Basic, Intermediate or Advanced).  Please click here to see a list of NACP Pre-approved training programs. For more information Contact NACP.

You can submit your application via email, fax, or snail mail:

Fax: 703-535-5500

510 King Street, Ste 424, Alexandria VA 22102

For groups of 15 or more, please contact us to learn about our Group Services program!

Tracking address: marie-bhacch@webc.trynova.org (do not email this address)