Our current system does not issue certificates of completion. Records should be maintained by your supervisor/training contact. If you would like something for your own records, ask your supervisor or training contact to print you a copy of your course summary report.

This online training platform was designed to be used primarily by employees and volunteers of community- and campus-based advocacy programs serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Consider reaching out to an advocacy program in your community instead. Most programs have staff members dedicated to community education and outreach who would be eager to teach you more about these important issues.

This online course was designed to be used in conjunction with in-person training and supervision by an experienced advocate. Requests to access the course as an unaffiliated individual are considered on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE: Completing this course alone DOES NOT confer "certified advocate" status or privileged communications legal protections. See OAR 137-085 (link is external).

Not necessarily. According to Oregon Administrative Rules 137-085 (link is external), advocates are not considered certified or have privileged communications status unless they:

  1. have completed at least 40 hours of training in advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking that meets the minimum training requirements set out in OAR 137-085-0080; AND
  2. are a current employee of or a volunteer with a qualified victim services program.