Can CharityVillage eLearning courses be used towards a certification or recertification?

CharityVillage courses may be used towards renewing the Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) credential and Continuing Education Certification for PAVRO. Also, select courses are approved by the CFRE for initial certification and/or recertification. Review the information below for each:

Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA)
One Professional Development Unit (PDU) is awarded for each 50-60 minute session or contact hour in topics related to volunteer resources management. For more details about the CVA program and renewal requirements, visit or email

PAVRO Continuing Education Certification

Continuing education certification may be eligible through the Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources – Ontario (PAVRO). For more information, please email 

CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive)
Participation in the following courses is applicable for 2 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Please Note: Points are not allocated towards a bundle, but the individual course within the bundle.

  • Case for Support
  • Event Planning
  • Grantseeking
  • How Fundraising Works
  • Planned Giving
  • Proposal Writing
  • Receipting Charitable Gifts (Canada)
  • Volunteer Engagement 

If you have questions or looking for more information, please contact CFRE!

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