Qualified Trainings for NCA's Standards for Accredited Members


This page is your home for information on qualified trainings to meet the the Forensic Interview, Mental Health, and Victim Advocacy Standards for Accredited Members. All qualified trainings will be listed here and updated periodically, so there's no need to keep or share static documents outlining which trainings meet the requirements set forth in the Standards. With questions about resources either on this resource page or not found here, please email accreditation@nca-online.org.

Forensic Interview Curricula

The below trainings are approved for professionals to meet the foundational training requirement for the forensic interview Standard for Accredited Members. 

Nationally Recognized Curricula

  • 10 Step Forensic Interview Training
  • APSAC - 40 Hour Training
  • Child First 
  • Child Forensic Interview Protocol for the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) – Serving US Air Force and US Space Force
  • Childhood Trust
  • CornerHouse
  • FBI 2015
  • Finding Words
  • First Witness
  • National Children's Advocacy Center

Approved State Curricula

  • Arizona State Training
  • California CFIT Training
  • NY FI Training
  • AISAIS Alaska Training
  • Washington State
  • Ohio Part 1 and Part 2 Beyond the Silence
  • Michigan
  • Utah-SLC NICHD
  • Utah CJC Program Child Interview Curriculum
  • Oregon
  • Hawaii – Updated 2019
  • North Carolina RADAR
  • Texas
  • Child First - Pennsylvania
  • Montana
  • Stepwise
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Wisconsin
  • FIT (Forensic Interview Tool Box) -  Baltimore CAC
  • Kentucky 

Mental Health Curricula

The below trainings are approved for professionals to meet the foundational training requirement for the mental health Standard for Accredited Members. 

Approved Trauma-Informed, Evidence-based Modalities

  • Trauma-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (TF-CBT)
  • Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Alternatives for Families-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

Victim Advocacy Curricula 

The below trainings are approved for professionals to meet the foundational training requirement for the victim advocacy Standard for Accredited Members.

Approved Victim Advocacy Trainings for Accreditation - Meets 2023 standards:

  • CACs of Arkansas - Advocacy 101
  • Florida Network of CACs - Online Victim Advocacy Grid
  • Louisiana Chapter of CACs - Online Victim Advocacy Training
  • The UP Institute - Victim Advocacy
  • Utah Chapter - Online Victim Advocacy Grid 
  • Washington State - WCSAP SA Core with CACWA Add On (38 hours)

The Following Curricula were approved to meet the 2017 standards.  Any advocate who has completed the following training will need to provide additional documentation of additional training in the following topic areas:  1. Understanding, explaining and affording of victim’s legal rights  2. Cultural responsiveness and addressing implicit bias in service delivery, 3. Caregiver Resilience, 4. Domestic violence/family violence/children’s exposure to domestic violence and poly-victimization:

  • NOVA Basic 40 hour Victim Assistance Academy 
  • Maine Basic Victim Witness Academy
  • Mississippi Family Advocacy Training
  • Kansas Academy for Victim Assistance
  • Utah Chapter Victim Advocate Training (2017 version)
  • South Carolina Chapter Victim Advocate Training
  • Colorado Victim Advocates Training
  • 45 Hour Crime Victim Advocate Course - Florida Myra Strand Training
  • Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute – Office of the AG, Victim Services Professional Development 
  • NRCAC Victim Advocate Training ***This meets all 9 training topics but is only 16 hours, advocates will need to demonstrate 8 additional training hours to meet the required 24 hours for the foundational training requirement.
  • WRCAC Victim Advocacy Training - "The Advocate’s Role in the Multi-disciplinary Response to Child Abuse"
  • Project Harmony Victim Advocacy Training - "Advocacy in Action - A Practical Experience for Family Advocates"
  • National Children's Advocacy Center Victim Advocacy Training 
  • First Witness Advocacy Training

*Advocacy List last updated 3/14/2023