Steps To Becoming an Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP )Facilitator

If you are interested in becoming a certified Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP) Facilitator in the state of Georgia, here are the steps you will need to take.

A Certified FVIP Facilitator instructs classes that offenders of domestic violence are court-ordered to attend. This is not certification for someone who would like to work with victims of domestic violence. 

Initial FVIP Facilitator Certification Requirements

Facilitator applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Your certification date will be prorated to the nearest January 1.

Watch the FVIP Rules Certification Primer to view an overview of the Program and Facilitator Certification processes. 

  • Commission Provided FVIP Basics Training (20 Hours)
    • Facilitators in Training must complete FVIP Basics 1 Training before beginning any other facilitator certification requirements
  • Commission Approved Training (40 Hours)
  • Community Education and Victim Advocacy (40 Hours)
  • Participant Observer in Certified FVIP (36 Hours)
  • Direct Face to Face Classroom Contact (36 Hours)
    • Complete only after Participant Observer hours
  • Recommendation Letter
    • Written and signed by the certified facilitator with whom you complete direct face-to-face hours with
  • Education Requirement
    • 4 Year Degree or 2 years’ experience as a group facilitator, instructor or counselor
  • Code of Ethics (signed)
  • Principles of Practice (signed)
  • Background information and background check authorization
  • Application fee ($150)
    • Prorated to the nearest January 1

Please mail applications to:

Georgia Commission on Family Violence

Attn: FVIP Initial Facilitator Certification

2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Ste 470 East Tower

Atlanta, Ga 30334

 

FVIP Facilitator Recertification Requirements

Facilitator Recertification Application are accepted on January 1 annually. Please do not submit facilitator recertification applications prior to your January 1st recertification date. Facilitators must renew their certification every two years. 

  • Commission Approved Training (12 Hours Annually with a total of 24 hours at recertification)
  • Task Force on Family Violence Meeting Attendance (3 Meetings Annually with a total of 6 meetings at recertification) 

 

Please mail applications to:

Georgia Commission on Family Violence

Attn: FVIP Facilitator Recertification

2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Ste 470 East Tower

Atlanta, Ga 30334

Please contact Nadege Delva with any questions regarding certification.