AVO Courses

Education

AVO Course Offerings

Location Language Dates Details
Validation Training Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO
English TBA Level I Validation Worker
Contact: ">David J. Nilson
Tel: 612-616-0357

 

Validation Training Colorado
Montrose, CO
English TBA Level I Validation Worker
Contact: ">David J. Nilson
Tel: 612-616-0357

 

Country Meadows of Maryland
Frederick, MD
English TBA Level 1 Worker Course*
Registration Form
Contact: Barb Reed
Tel: 717-533-2474
Sunrise of Maryland
Pikesville, MD
English January 16-17, 2019 Level I Validation Worker ($1,000)
Contact: Lori Aldridge
Tel: 571.294.7694
Validation Training Minnesota
Maplewood, MN
English TBA Level II Validation Worker
Contact: Samantha Fritsche
Country Meadows of Pennsylvania
Hershey, PA
English March 4-5, 2019
May 6-7, 2019
July 8-9, 2019
Sept 16-17, 2019
Nov 18-19, 2019

 

Level 1 Worker Course*
Registration Form
Contact: Barb Reed
Tel: 717-533-2474
Country Meadows of Pennsylvania
Hershey, PA
English March 18-19, 2019
June 17-18, 2019
September 30 – October 1, 2019
Level II Group Practitioner*
Registration Form
Contact: Barb Reed
Tel: 717-533-2474
Country Meadows of Pennsylvania
Hershey, PA
English TBA Level III Presenter/Teacher*
Prerequesite: Completion of Levels I & II
Registration Form
Contact: Barb Reed
Tel: 717-533-2474
Country Meadows of Pennsylvania
Mechanicsburg, PA
English March 12-13, 2019
May 8, 2019
July 3, 2019
Aug 28, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Level I Worker Course*
Registration Form
Contact: Barb Reed
Tel: 717-533-2474
Country Meadows of Pennsylvania
York, PA
English TBA Level I Worker Course*
Registration Form
Contact: Barb Reed
Tel: 717-533-2474
York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA
English January 19 – May 4, 2018
Fridays 12pm – 3pm
Level I Validation Worker Blocks 3-5**
Prerequisite: Blocks 3-5
Contact: Cheryl Smith
York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA
English 2019 Fall Dates TBA Level I Validation Worker Blocks 1-2**
Contact: Cheryl Smith
Validation Training of Texas
Houston, TX
English TBA Level I Validation Worker
Contact: Cyndee Frey
Tel: 713-907-8957
Sunrise of Texas
Plano, TX
English TBA Level I Validation Worker ($1,000)
Contact: Lori Aldridge
Tel: 571.294.7694

*All Validation certification courses sponsored by Country Meadows are entirely in-person, on-site courses. Attendance at all classroom sessions of a listed course at a given location is required. Level 1 must be completed before enrolling in Level 2 courses.

**Three academic credits per semester, and successful completion of both semesters is required in order to be certified as a Validation Worker. Registration for this course (GER 391 – Special Topics: Validation I) is through York College itself. Class size is limited to 12, and YCP students are enrolled first. Steve Klotz, CVM will teach the course.

Certification Courses Offered by AVOs

Level 1 Validation Worker

Courses consist of five, 2-day blocks of training (10 days) spaced over 9 months. Participants practice their Validation skills for a total of 26 weeks with older adults in all four phases of resolution in between lesson blocks.

Level 2 Validation Group Leader

Courses consist of three, 2-day blocks of training (6 days) spaced over 6-9 months. Level I certification is a prerequisite for this course. Participants practice their Group Validation skills in between lesson blocks for a total of 26 weeks. Supervision days are organized between each lesson block.

Level 3 Validation Teacher

Courses consist of two blocks of training. 3 days + 2 days. Level I and Level II certification are prerequisites for this course Each participant creates his or her own personalized program for development of needed skills with the guidance from the course teacher. This course ends with a Presenter certificate. Presenters offer workshops, presentations and supervision.

This is followed by a co-training of a Level 1 course with an experienced teacher to deepen the special pedagogic skills necessary for teaching Validation. The Validation Teacher certificate is awarded at the successful conclusion of the co-training.

Level 4 Validation Master

Certification is applied for after at least 3 years of teaching experience of all certification levels, mentoring by a current Master and making a significant contribution to the development of Validation theory and practice. These role models form the VTI Education Committee and guide the future development of the Validation method.