CVSP Training Program

The signature Certificate for Veterans' Service Providers (CVSP) program is the only nationally disseminated certificate program designed specifically for higher education professionals. To date, over 650 professionals from 40 states, representing more than 100,000 military-affiliated students have been certified.

The CVSP training has been offered at ten different locations including Stockton University (Pomona, NJ), Ramapo College of New Jersey (Lyndhurst, NJ), Texas State University (San Marcos, TX), the University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC), Texas A&M (San Antonio, TX), Ashford University (San Diego, CA), CareerTech for Vets (Oklahoma City, OK), the Association of Independent State Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island (Providence, RI), Armstrong State University (Savannah) and University of Maryland University College.

The rigorous, two and a half days curriculum includes seven modules taught by a cross-section of thought leaders in the field of military education, including: the American Council on Education (ACE); the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU); as well as representatives from the Chairman's Office on Reintegration (CORe), Soldier for Life, and many others. Each presentation is tailored to meet the specific needs of the hosting agency and includes a tour with an "insiders look" at a local military installation.

Next CVSP Training Program:

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2017
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florham Park Campus

The Orangerie – Monninger Center
285 Madison Ave
Madison, NJ 07940

Cost: $550

Featuring Keynote Addresses by:

Rochelle Hendricks
NJ Secretary of Higher Education

Colonel Jack Jacobs
Medal of Honor Recipient and
NBC Military Analyst

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For more Information, contact Wendy Lang: (609) 777-5686, ext. 2227, or email:


Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, November 29

Time Event
1200 – 1300 Registration and Check-in / Light Lunch
1300 – 1320 Present the Colors
National Anthem
Pledge of Allegiance
1320 – 1330 Welcome / Comments
1330 – 1400 Keynote Speaker
Rochelle Hendricks, Secretary of Higher Education
1400 – 1500 MODULE I
Soldier for Life and Military 101: A Primer on Military Culture
1500 – 1515 Refreshment break
1515 – 1630 MODULE II
What's New, What to Expect… an Update on The Status of the Post-9/11 GI Bill
1630 – 1700 Interactive Introduction Activity
1800 – 2000 Welcome Reception
The Madison Hotel


Thursday, November 30

Time Event
0815 – 0900 Breakfast / Check-in
0900 – 1015 MODULE III
Serving My Country – A Student Veterans Panel
1015 – 1115 MODULE IV
Invisible Injuries of Contemporary Warfare
1130 Depart for Tour
1300 – 1500 Tour
Military Installation, New Jersey
1630 Return to Campus
Dinner on your own


Friday, December 1

Time Event
0745 – 0830 Breakfast
0830 – 0900 Guest Speaker
0900 – 1000 MODULE V
It Takes a Village – Creating and Maintaining Effective Community Collaboration
1000 – 1115 Featured Speaker
1115 – 1130 Refreshment break
1130 – 1245 MODULE VI
Resources for Veterans in Transition
1245 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1430 Presentation of The Telling Project
Jonathan Wei, Founder/President
1430 – 1545 MODULE VII
Promising Practices in Veteran Support Services: On Campus
1545 – 1600 Refreshment break / OCP Survey
1600 – 1630 Closing Remarks
1630 – 1700 Retire the Colors
Presentation of Certificates
1700 Dismissal