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

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 Credentialing Application

A minimum of 3900 hours (2 years) experience.

Intermediate Advocate Credentialing Application

A minimum of 7800 hours (4 years) experience. 

Advanced Advocate Credentialing 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: $70.00

Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Application Fee: $140.00

Renewal Fee: $100

Renewal Upgrade: $140.00

*Military Discounts Available (discount applies to all military victim advocates and civilian advocates providing advocacy services at or for any military installation).

Tracking address: (do not email this address)