SVN Training

SVN offers different types of training opportunities:

  • 24-Hour Certificate Training: This program will specifically meet the 24 hours of training required of SVN members as detailed in the SVN standards HERE.  A formal certificate program is a form of credentialing, but it is not certification. For more information about the history of the certificate, and training go HERE.
  • Administrative Certificate Training: This program will specifically meet the 16 hours of training required of program leadership as detailed in the SVN standards HERE. A formal certificate program is a form of credentialing, but it is not certification. 
  • Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families in Supervised Visitation- is an innovative program designed to empower parents and parent educators in creating customized, competency-based parenting programs to meet the specific needs of families in supervised visitation. It consists of 45 lessons, each lasting approximately 30 minutes that are intended to either precede a supervised visitation or be incorporated into the visit.
  • Online Training: Our Key Concepts Training is an 8-Hour, train-at-your-pace, program covering the fundamental concepts of Supervised Visitation.  Learn more HERE
  • The 2020 SVN Annual Conference Plenary Session and Workshops can be purchased for $99 HERE

All upcoming training is listed here: 

 24-Hour Certificate Training

January 24-26, 2023

January 24-26, 2023
Location: Hybrid: San Diego, CA & Virtual


LIMITED Enrollment to insure Engagement Review the technology Requirements HERE  

Only 8 Virtual Spaces are available


This program will specifically meet the 24 hours of training required of SVN Providers as detailed in the SVN Standards HERE. Attendance at all sessions is required and participants must score at least 80% on the exam to earn the certificate. 


January 24: 9:00 AM- 4PM PST
January 25: 9:00 AM- 4PM PST
January 26 : 9:00 AM- 3 PM PST
*Please be advised, all times are listed in PACIFIC time* 

$425 for SVN Members
$550 for Non Members

Hotel Information: 
$169/night at the Four Points Sheraton Downtown- Little Italy 
1617 1st Avenue San Diego, California 92101 
2 miles from San Diego International Airport

Experience Downtown San Diego, Little Italy and The Gaslamp
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy features the friendly service and modern amenities necessary for a successful stay in the city. Our property is conveniently located only 3 miles from San Diego International Airport. Upon arrival, you'll find that our hotel is conveniently located near many of the area's most beloved hot spots, such as Petco Park, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. If you need a moment to yourself, escape the hustle and bustle of downtown in our accommodations, complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerators and pillowtop mattresses. When hunger inevitably strikes, visit C3 Restaurant for a delectable selection of classic American fare, paired with craft beer and cocktails. Guests planning a soirée while in California can easily take full advantage of one of our three flexible event rooms. Make your stay memorable at Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy.

3-Day Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families in SV  Facilitator Training
February 7-9, 2023

Online Virtual Class

Tuesday  10 AM-4 PM EST
Wednesday  10 AM-4 PM EST
Thursday 10 AM-4 PM EST




This training will be conducted online, in a virtual classroom, a teaching and learning environment where participants can interact, communicate, view, and discuss presentations, and engage with learning resources while working in groups, all in an online setting.

Review the technology Requirements HERE

Tuition is $350 
The curriculum is discounted to $100 for attendees

Register HERE

The SVN BluePrint Team

 When you attend one of our regional sessions, you will join a team of SV Providers and allied professionals who will  discuss changes, adaptations and trends for our field leading to a formally published Position Paper designed to educate and inform courts, communities, and legislators.

The Blueprint Meetings will be one-day networking and brainstorming opportunities with a modest registration fee to cover costs.

This NOT a training, we will be facilitating the discussion with the intent to offer a concrete vision and pathway to increasing awareness of the value of supervised visitation. 

Regional BluePrint Teams will meet across the United States and Canada in the next 9-12 months

What exactly is a Certificate Training?

A certificate program is a non-degree granting structured learning program that is designed to meet specific and predetermined learning outcomes and for which individual achievement of intended learning outcomes is measured. It is different than a standard training program that issues a certificate of attendance. The key distinction is that certificate programs use a measurement of learner achievement (test). Similar to an academic degree, it does not speak to the ability to perform a specific job or career, but does demonstrate successful attainment of the information presented during the training.

Per credentialing industry practices, the organization issuing the certificate program (SVN) must also be the provider (SVN) of the educational program. This is an optional program and SVN members can elect to meet the SVN 24 hour training requirement independently of this program. It is worth noting that during the 3 year environmental survey conducted through the work of the credentialing committee, almost half of the members responded that there were not sufficient training opportunities in their areas. This program was developed to meet the need for training for those providers who have difficulty meeting the SVN training standards, or who may want formal recognition for attaining the certificate that is issued.

Please note that while this program was designed to specifically meet the SVN standards, it may possibly meet specific state and/or government requirements in your area. Each attendee is encouraged to seek counsel to verify applicability in their area.