This is not legal advice.

This resource page was assembled by OCADSV staff for informational purposes only. The information presented on this page is not intended to be legal advice, nor does it substitute for legal advice. If you have any questions, contact a qualified attorney.

This is a living document. We will update this page with more answers to frequently asked questions as they come up.

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Ask your direct supervisor to create a new student account for you in the OCADSV E-learning platform.

If your direct supervisor doesn't have the correct permissions to create a new account for you, someone else within your program likely does. Ask your program's director or lead coordinator.

If you're still stuck, click here to contact OCADSV for assistance.

The learn.ocadsv.org online core advocacy training course was designed specifically to train community-based advocates for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

If you or your organization need training about domestic and sexual violence, click here to find local community-based domestic violence / sexual assault advocacy programs near you. Many of these programs offer in-person training on these topics and how working with survivors pertains to your work.

If your local community-based advocacy program is unable to provide in-person training or materials that meet your needs, they may be able to create you an "advocate-in-training" account in the learn.ocadsv.org platform to utilize as a guest under their supervision. Each local advocacy program has different policies about creating user accounts for outside parties, and in no case would completing the course in this manner qualify you for "certified advocate" status.

If you have completed the above steps and are still unable to secure training or materials that meet your needs, click here to contact OCADSV. We may be able to provide you with in-person training or limited independent access to the learn.ocadsv.org course (there may be monetary costs associated with these services).

Click here to locate your local community-based domestic violence / sexual assault advocacy program. Many of these programs offer in-person training.

If your local community-based advocacy program is unable to provide training or resources that meet your needs, OCADSV also offers 90 days of independent access to the learn.ocadsv.org course for individuals who are not currently working or volunteering with an Oregon-based qualified victim services program. We consider each request for independent access on a case-by-case basis. If granted, access to the course is for informational purposes only. 

The Coalition cannot provide supervision or feedback on course progress for independent users. Additionally, independent completion of this course DOES NOT satisfy the requirements for advocate certification under Oregon state law (in order to be considered certified, individuals must complete the required training AND be currently employed by or actively volunteering with a qualified victim services program).

We do not generate certificates of completion for users of our online core advocacy training course. 

Users can obtain a copy of their course progress report from their program's designated e-learning supervisor or by contacting the Coalition (for independent individuals only). The course progress report is NOT considered proof of certification, but may be useful to keep for your own records.

Why doesn't OCADSV produce certificates of completion?

Each qualified victim services program sets their own internal training requirements for certified advocates (in accordance with the minimums established in Oregon Revised Statutes § 40.264 (2015) and Oregon Administrative Rules 137-085), and it is at the sole discretion of each qualified victim services program to determine whether completing the learn.ocadsv.org core advocacy training course modules partially or completely fulfills their training requirements.

It depends; ask your current supervisor or program director.

Each qualified victim services program sets their own internal training requirements for certified advocates (in accordance with the minimums established in Oregon Revised Statutes § 40.264 (2015) and Oregon Administrative Rules 137-085). It is at each program's sole discretion to determine whether an external training partially or completely fulfills their training requirements.

NO, not necessarily. 

Each qualified victim services program sets their own internal training requirements for certified advocates (in accordance with the minimums established in Oregon Revised Statutes § 40.264 (2015) and Oregon Administrative Rules 137-085), and it is at the sole discretion of each qualified victim services program to determine whether completing the learn.ocadsv.org core advocacy training course modules under their supervision partially or completely fulfills their advocate training requirements.

If you accessed the learn.ocadsv.org core advocacy training course as an independent individual OR through an organization/entity that is not a qualified victim services program, completing the modules DOES NOT fulfill advocate certification training requirements.

Click here to learn more about advocate certification and training requirements

When new accounts are created, the temporary password that is emailed to the user will expire after 24 hours. If your temporary password expires, your program's designated E-learning supervisor can re-send you a new account confirmation email containing a new temporary password.

If you're still stuck, click here to contact OCADSV for assistance.

Click the button below to reset your password.

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If you continue experiencing difficulties, click here to contact OCADSV for assistance.

This is not legal advice.

This resource page was assembled by OCADSV staff for informational purposes only. The information presented on this page is not intended to be legal advice, nor does it substitute for legal advice. If you have any questions, contact a qualified attorney.

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