Approved Trainings

These trainings have been approved by OVSEC. It is the VSP's responsibility to register for these approved trainings. Please click on the course title for registration information and course details.

If you were hired on or after January 1, 2009, please see the OVSEC basic training courses.

October 27, 2017 Strategies and Tools to Assist Survivors with Physical Disabilities
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Location: The Gathering Place - 10603 Two Notch Rd., Ste. B Elgin, SC 29045
OVSEC-Course # 4229
Approved Credit Hours: • 2 hours – Specialized Training

Sponsor: Pure Dominion, Inc.
This is a free training; the workshop will examine the prevalence or domestic and sexual violence in the lives of women with disabilities and how to respond appropriately to their specific needs.

For additional information please contact Nicole Spain White at 803-549-0571 or by email at

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Strategies and Tools to Assist Survivors with Physical Disabilities

Conference Schedule

  • 9:30 AM Registration
  • 10:00 AM Strategies and Tools to Assist Survivors with Physical Disabilities Dori Tempio, M. A.,
  • 12:00 PM Adjourn

November 16, 2017: 2017 Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Training
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Join the Office of the Attorney General for a free, one-day training on domestic violence and sexual assault and related topics. Trainings are geared for law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and victim advocates. All trainings are approved for CLE, JCLE, CLEE, and OVSEC hours..

OVSEC Approved Credit: 6.00 hours
Location: Marine Corps Air Station Geiger Blvd. Beaufort, SC
Date: November 16, 2017
Core Includes:

  • Law Enforcement Response and Investigation
  • Domestic Violence Laws
  • Victim Advocate Response
  • Criminal Sexual Assault Response
  • Strangulation
  • Human Trafficking

Sponsor: The State of South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
S.T.O.P. Violence against Women Program
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November 17, 2017: Basic Core Training for Victim Service Providers
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SCCADVASA’s Basic Training for Victim Service Providers provides an intensive, interactive learning experience where new victim service providers gain the foundational knowledge and professional skills they need to use a strengths-based approach to provide direct services to Victims of Crime, while also advocating for the rights of survivors, educating to bring about awareness and prevention, and collaborating with allies across the state. This Training is delivered through a combination of in-person and online training modules, so that individuals can receive the majority of the training at whatever time and location is convenient to them. Participants must first complete the online portion of the training before attending the in-person training. The online training takes approximately 13 hours in total to complete and is comprised of smaller lessons and activities so that participants can take it at their own pace.

Dates: Online portion– must be completed prior to attending the in-person portion of this training

In-Person portion – November 17, 2017

Location: Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC 2711 Middleburg Dr. Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29210

Approved Credit Hours: 16.50
Core Courses: Basic VSPs will be able to complete all 15 hours of their core requirement by completing this Training.

Contact:Courtney Paul at 803.256.2900 or

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There is a registration fee of $100 that must be paid prior to accessing the online portion of the training.

* Important Reminder: Participants are not permitted to attend the in-person portion of the Basic Training for Victim Service Providers without first completing the online portion and filling out the evaluation at the end. See above for more information.

In-Person Training Agenda:

November 10, 2017

  • 9:15am – 9:30am – Registration
  • 9:30am – 9:45am – Welcome
  • 9:45am – 10:30am – Online Training review
  • 10:30am – 11:45pm – Equity in Victim Services
  • 11:45am – 1:00pm – Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:05pm – 2:05pm – Victim Compensation
  • 2:05pm – 3:35pm – Navigating the system
  • 3:35pm – 4:00pm – Evaluation and Wrap-up

November 17, 2017: Victims’ Rights and Mandated Services: A Notifier/Support Staff Training - 2 sessions available: 10 AM or 2 PM

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Date & Time: November 17, 2017 2 sessions available choose 10 AM or 2 PM

Approved Credit Hours: 2.0 hours – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes

Location: Dorchester County Courthouse, 5200 East Jim Bilton Blvd, St. George, SC 29477

This is a FREE training for Notifiers/Support Staff.

Training Overview:

This webinar will provide the 2 hours of mandated biennial training for Notifiers/Support Staff.

Sponsor: Dorchester County Magistrates Office
Contact: Carolyn Roberts at 843-563-0164 or
December 6, 2017 – December 8, 2017 Victim Service Provide Core Certification Training

Dates: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – Friday December 8, 2017 9am – 4:15 pm
Approved Credit Hours: 15
Location : South Carolina Highway Patrol Office Troop 7 - 1391 Middleton St,Orangeburg, SC 29115
OVSEC-Course # 0842
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses : This training covers all of the Core Requirements of OVSEC Basic Training Sponsors : Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office Victims Services Unit and The South Carolina Victim Service Coordinating Council
Contact : Chandra C. McPherson at 803.531.6708

Conference Information:
This 3-day training is Free of charge but space is limited.
Please click here for more information & to register : VSP Basic Core Training

Course Description :
This training was designed to meet the specific requirements of the Crime Victim's Ombudsman, Office of Victim Services Education and Certification for Basic Victim Service Providers


Wednesday,December 6,2017
9:00 - 9:30 : Opening & Acknowledgements
9:30 - 10:30 : Case Management
10:30 - 11:30 : SC Victim's Rights/Compliance/Statutes
11:30 - 12:45 : LUNCH
1:00 - 2:00 : SC Victim's Rights/Compliance/Statutes
2:00 - 3:00 : Case Management
3:00 - 3:15 : BREAK
3:15 - 4:15 : Specialized Training
Thursday,December 7,2017
9:00 - 9:30 : Morning Motivation
10:00 - 10:30 : Communication
10:30 - 11:30 : Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
11:30 - 12:45 : LUNCH
1:00 - 2:00 : Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
2:00 - 3:00 : Communication
3:00 - 3:15 : BREAK
3:15 - 4:15 : Specialized Training
Friday,December 8,2017
9:00 - 10:00 : SC Victim's Rights/Compliance/Statutes
10:00 - 11:00 : Compensation Fund/SOVA
11:00 - 11:15 : BREAK
11:15 - 12:15 : Ethics/Confidentiality
12:15 - 1:15 : LUNCH
1:20 - 2:20 : Ethics/Confidentiality
2:20 - 3:20 : Specialized Training
3:20 - 4:00 : Q & A/Evaluations
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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: Varies
Location: Online
OVSEC-Course # 0064
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: These trainings may cover the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs

  • 2.0 hour – Ethics/Confidentiality
  • 1.0 hours – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 2.0 hour – Case Management
  • 2.0 hour – Communication
  • 3.0 hours – Specialized Training

Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

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ONGOING: Victims’ Rights and Mandated Services: An Online Notifier/Support Staff Training
*This online training is approved for Notifiers/Support Staff*

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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: 2.0
Location: Online Course

OVSEC-Course # 0756
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 2.0 hour – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes

Sponsor: Office of the Crime Victims’ Ombudsman
Contact: Veronica Swain Kunz at

This is a FREE online training for Notifiers/Support Staff. For more information, or to register, please email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Agency
  • VSP ID Number
  • Work Email Address

IMPORTANT: OVSEC will receive a list of everyone who successfully completes this training in order for participants to obtain credit. Once the CVO receives your request to complete this online Notifier/Support Staff training, you’ll be sent an invitation to access the web site. You have two weeks from receipt of the invitation to complete the training or your invitation will expire. You must correctly answer questions throughout the training in order to receive credit.

Training Overview
This webinar will provide the 2 hours of mandated biennial training for Notifiers/Support Staff.