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.