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Certificate in Volunteer Resource Management 

Important Message:  


PAVRO has offered a certification program to its members since 2000.  Members who certify are eligible to use the designation CVRM and must recertify every three (3) years to maintain their certification status.  

The PAVRO Certification Committee and the Board of Directors have been monitoring the interest in certification and re-certification with PAVRO in recent years and wish to engage the membership in a fulsome discussion about the relevancy of PAVRO's certification to our members and to the profession of volunteer engagement.  A facilitated discussion will be held in mid-September; more information will be sent to members soon with details and registration information.

Recognizing that the outcomes of this discussion will be submitted to the Board of Directors to direct the future of PAVRO's certification program, the Certification Committee is issuing this statement to pending new and recertifying candidates:

Dear PAVRO Members, 

On behalf of the Certification Committee, and in consultation with the Board, we have decided to temporarily put the Certification (CVRM) process ON PAUSE until December 31, 2021. Those of you who have already submitted your CVRM applications for Certification or Re-Certification, you are still eligible to complete the process. Those with specific questions may reach out directly by emailing pavro@pavro.on.ca. 

During this time of transformation and change, the Committee and the Board would like to meet collectively and actively listen to the voices of our membership. In preparation you will receive information on the history of PAVRO certification, where we are currently and points to consider before we meet as a group. We value the individual voices of our membership and encourage you to take the time to review the materials to come and contribute to the future of PAVRO certification, regardless of whether you are certified or not.

We look forward to connecting with you soon,

Rachel Murphy (she/her), CVRM
Certification Committee
August 2021

Are you interested in Certification? Are you thinking this maybe the year to get certified and get it off your to-do list? The Certification package is now available.  To be presented at the next in-person conference with your certification, submission must be completed by January 15th.   


To apply for certification you must be a current member of PAVRO in good standing and have a minimum of three years experience in professional volunteer engagement (paid or unpaid).

Recertification Fees

Recertification is required every three years at a cost of $50 + $6.50 (HST).

Application  - Please note: Certification applications are on pause until December 31, 2021. Please see above. 

  1. Carefully read the Recertification Designation Guideline and Written Papers Guidelines that you will receive in your confirmation email after payment. 
  2. Make your payment Pay Online
  3. Complete and email the Recertification Application along with any required documentation (Word format only please) to: pavro@pavro.on.ca

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