CNVC Certification Process Outline

Please Note: The following procedures to prepare for certification are described as a one-to-one relationship between candidate and assessor. They do not take into account flexible arrangements of candidates and assessors working in groups. The information can still be used as a guide for a flexible range of assessment procedures, leading to a consistent outcome of highly skilled CNVC Certified Trainers who can demonstrate that they know NVC, teach NVC, and are "living" NVC. 

1. Pre-Registration

Potential candidate

  • reads CNVC Certification Preparation Packet (CPP)
  • contacts an assessor [link to actual list of assessors
  • Potential candidate and assessor
    • discuss possible working relationship and registration requirements
    • discuss CPP thoroughly
    • Mutual decision to work together and apply to register
    • No mutual decision to work together
      • If potential candidate contacts another assessor, they inform both assessors about this step
      • Potential Candidate may notify CCC for further support

2. Registration

Potential candidate

  • sends application to assessor which includes: 
    1. Contact Info 
    2. Training Log (Minimum 10 days of training with CNVC Certified Trainer(s)) 
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. Recommendation from at least one CNVC Certified Trainer 
    5. Read & agree to: CPP guidelines and current CNVC Trainer Agreement and read, agree to and sign Non -Certified Trainers guidelines 
    6. Registration Fee

Potential candidate and assessor

  • decide mutually to complete registration
  • don’t come to mutual decision – candidate may notify CCC for further support

Assessor and CNVC office

  • Assessor notifies certification@cnvc.org
  • CNVC office sends instructions to candidate to fill out online registration form
  • CNVC office sends orientation welcome packet to candidate

3. Preparation for Assessment - 3-5 years

Candidate

  • works through the materials in the CNVC Certification Preparation document 
  • attends minimum of an additional 40 days NVC training, including a CNVC International Intensive Training (IIT) (strongly recommended) or equivalent  (minimum 50 days altogether)
  • teaches NVC for at least two years
  • asks for feedback from participants and other CNVC certified trainers
  • reflects growth and learning from writing a journal
  • discusses parts of CNVC Certified Trainers Agreement with the assessor
  • may transfer to another assessor if mutually agreed upon 

4. Pre-Assessment

Candidate

  • makes contact to schedule pre-assessment
  • agrees to current CNVC Certified Trainers Agreement
  • sends pre-assessment portfolio to assessor
    1. A statement of your purpose in becoming a CNVC Certified Trainer
    2. Personal journal entries
    3. Feedback forms
    4. List of the total trainings 
    5. Training log 
    6. Explanation of NVC concepts and key distinctions
    7. Pre-assessment fee

Assessor

  • asks candidate if they have any “unfinished business” with CNVC or NVC community to work through
  • reviews portfolio
  • solicits feedback from CNVC Educational Services team and CNVC Certified Trainers community

Candidate and Assessor

  • decide mutually on candidate’s readiness for pre-assessment
  • don’t come to mutual decision 
    • Assessor may ask for further information before pre-assessment
    • Candidate may contact CCC for appeals process
  • co-create pre-assessment session together
  • agree mutually at the end of pre-assessment
    • Candidate goes ahead with the final assessment
    • Candidate can re-apply after a minimum six months with suggested work on specific area/s
  • don’t come to a mutual agreement at the end of pre-assessment: Candidate may notify CCC for further support

5. Assessment

Candidate

  • makes contact to schedule assessment
  • sends assessment fee to assessor

Candidate and Assessor

  • co-create assessment session together
  • agree mutually at the end of assessment
    • Assessment was successful: assessor and candidate explore learning edges for future growth and review final steps for certification
    • Decision to postpone certification: assessor and candidate discuss strategies for further preparation; candidate can re-apply after a minimum six months with suggested work on specific area/s
  • don’t come to a mutual agreement at the end of assessment: Candidate may notify CCC for further support

Assessor

  • announces the success of the assessment to CNVC office and writes a letter of recommendation to the trainer community

6. Certification 

CNVC office

  • sends candidate “Final Steps for Certification” letter 

Candidate

  • completes the administrative registration for “new certified trainers”
    1. Candidate fills out personal/contact information in online database or submits them by hard copy mailing 
    2. Candidate sends a short biography to be included in certification announcement
    3. Candidate sends a list of NVC trainings received and offered during certification process
    4. Candidate sends signed Trainer Agreement and certification fee to CNVC 

CNVC office

  • updates records, adds to website and trainers Yahoo!Group 
  • announces certification to trainers Yahoo!Group, and candidates Yahoo!Group, including biography 
  • CELEBRATION!!! with new CNVC Certified Trainer, CNVC office, Educational Services team and CNVC Certified Trainer community