Online Courses

Certified Director of Volunteer Services

Price: $125.00
Nursing CE: 1.00
This course is accessible until 6/30/2027

In 1987, the Florida Association of Directors of Volunteer Services (FADVS) organized a committee whose purpose was to develop a statewide certification program that would promote and recognize professionalism in the field of volunteer management.  Through its implementation on March 21, 1990, Florida became the third state to develop a comprehensive certification program for its membership. 

To maintaine proficiency and competence the participant will be tested in the following tested areas:

  1. General Exam
  2. Operational Management
  3. Risk Management/Quality Management
  4. Volunteer and Auxiliary Administration
  5. Essay Questions

The overall goal and objectives of the certification program are focused in three major areas:

  1. To set professional standards by which directors may evaluate their level of proficiency and competence within a standardized review process.
  2. To recognize excellence and validate professionalism in volunteer management.
  3. To increase knowledge through the promotion of continuing education on an ongoing basis with the Certification Maintenance program. To remain certified, individuals will need to re-certify every four years.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Continuing Education Units: 4.00, Category: Certification Program


The Certification Committee is comprised of certified Directors of Volunteer Services responsible for overseeing the certification process, the content of the examination, and the coordination of mentorship of qualified candidates for the certification process, and the coordination of resources from the Educational Committee.

It will be the responsibility of the Certification Committee to report to the FADVS Board of Directors the status of the certification process, consult on any proposed changes, and assist in the recognition of newly certified and re-certified Directors of Volunteer Services.

There have been no bias nor commercial interest disclosed for this certification/recertification program.