40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

"I can't reccommend this course highly enough. I have grown so much in my own life and perspectives in the last 2 weeks." - Past Training Participant

IMPORTANT: Please Note that the 40-Hour Training Spans 5 Dates:

Monday, June 17, 9AM-5PM
Wednesday, June 19, 9AM-3PM
Friday, June 21, 9AM-5PM
Tuesday, June 25, 9AM-5PM
Saturday, June 29, 9AM-5PM

All training dates take place at our administrative office, at 734 A Street, San Rafael 94901.

As this is a certification, prompt attendance is mandatory for each training day in order to receive the 40-Hour Training Certification. Make-up days will be available at the following training in January of 2020.

Become a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate!

Through the 40-hour training program that Center for Domestic Peace offers, volunteers learn practical, hands-on skills in peer counseling, crisis intervention, assessment, and advocacy for women.

  • This training incorporates the most recent research and thinking in the field, and includes such topics as: history of the battered women’s movement, analysis of patriarchy, other popular DV theories, why women stay, techniques for stopping violence, and leadership for creating intentional communities of safety and justice.

  • Volunteers completing Center for Domestic Peace’s 40-hour training program become State of California Certified Domestic Violence Counselors, as defined by the Office of Justice Planning and mandated by Evidence Code 1037.1(a).


Ticket and fee includes full 5-day training curriculum, training workbook, and downloadable materials. A light breakfast/snacks will be provided and there is a half hour break for lunch each day.

Registrants will be expected to be present with a laptop or tablet (charged and ready) each day of training.

If you would prefer to register by mail-in check, please select "mail-by check" during check-out.