Facilitating and advocating for our members to be professionally certified is a key pillar of our mission as a professional association. PAVRO has offered a certification program (the CVRM) to members since 2000. PAVRO's certification program was one of many in Canada, developed and implemented in the absence of an international certification program. Interest in PAVRO’s certification and recertification has waned in recent years while the number of holders of the International Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA) has grown quite rapidly in Ontario over that same time. The situation called for a strategic review and in 2021 we held a town hall and follow-up survey, the results of which can be viewed here.
PAVRO Members have come to a consensus and have ratified the following resolutions on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
1. PAVRO will partner with the CCVA in offering the CVA to our membership at a discounted members rate.
2. We will be discontinuing new CVRM certifications after June 30, 2022 and continue to offer Re-certifications only for members wishing to maintain their current CVRM designation, as long as we have a Certification Committee willing to adjudicate the applications.
The Certification Committee is offering any current PAVRO members ONE LAST CHANCE to apply for Certification as CVRM by June 30, 2022. See below for process.
To maintain CVRM status, CVRM’s must continue to be a member in good standing with PAVRO, and complete the Recertification process to maintain their CVRM status.
Please connect with us if you have specific questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for certification you must be a current member of PAVRO in good standing and have a minimum of three years experience in professional volunteer engagement (paid or unpaid).
$130 + HST = $146.90 Fees are non-refundable. The full application package and written papers must be received within one year of the original application or else the submitted fee is forfeited.
2. Complete and email the Certification Application along with any required documentation (Word format only please) to: email@example.com
Recertification is required every three years at a cost of $50 + $6.50 (HST).
1. Carefully read the Recertification Designation Guideline and Written Papers Guidelines that you will also receive in your confirmation email after payment.