We are pleased to accept applications on a rolling basis, with the following deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31.

You can submit your application via email, fax, or snail mail (the application forms are currently under revision to reflect this change):

Fax: 703-535-5500

510 King Street, Ste 424, Alexandria VA 22102

Choosing a Level:

There are 4 levels of NACP: Provisional, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced

The levels are based on experience and training

Provisional Advocate Credential Application 

No experience in the field required, completion of a pre-approved training course required.

Basic Advocate Credential Application

A minimum of 3900 hours (2 years) experience.

Intermediate Advocate Credential Application

A minimum of 7800 hours (4 years) experience. 

Advanced Advocate Credential Application

A minimum of 15,600 hours (8 years) experience.

Training Requirements: Please visit the Training Requirements page for details.


Choosing a Designation:

If you would like to be recognized for your work in a particular area of victim services, you can request one or multiple designations. Each designation requires training in that area. Please visit the Training Requirements page for details.

  • Child Abuse Intervention Specialist
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Specialist
  • Drunk Driving Intervention Specialist
  • Homicide Intervention Specialist
  • Sexual Assault Intervention Specialist
  • Program Management Specialist (i.e. for program managers, directors or administrators whose primary responsibility is the administration of a victim assistance program)
  • Comprehensive Intervention Specialist – please choose this designation if you work with 3 or more of the above populations.

Application Fees:

Provisional Application Fee: $50.00

Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Application Fee: $100.00

Renewal Fee: $75.00

*Military Application Fee: 20% off (discount applies to all military victim advocates and civilian advocates providing advocacy services at or for any military installation).