Domestic Violence Advocate Training

As required by state law California Evidence Code Section §1037.1(a)(1), all employees and volunteers who will be providing direct client services at any domestic violence service agency are required to receive 40 hours of training on domestic violence. WomenShelter offers this state-mandated 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training several times each year.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are offering our Fall 40-hour Domestic Violence Counselor Advocate Training through an online platform as a precaution and in adherence to current health/safety guidelines.

This upcoming training will be facilitated through an online format via Zoom. The training topics will remain the same as those covered during our in-person training, including domestic violence 101, trauma-informed care, and resources/support for victims and survivors.

The training will begin on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 and will end on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Training days will be held Tuesday, and Thursday beginning at 09:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Materials and Zoom links will be provided prior to each training date. Participants are required to keep video feeds on and engage in active participation during all training times, as well as ensuring a secure and reliable internet connection. Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

Please be aware you must complete the full 40 hours of training in order to receive your certificate of completion. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Kim at

Please download the form for details and registration instructions.

DV Training Registration Form

Now Offering Continuing Education Units!

WomenShelter of Long Beach is now offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for our 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training. Participants interested in receiving CEUs can register here:

What is a CEU?

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) allow professionals to maintain their license in their profession. CEUs are required to keep certifications current. Social Workers, Therapists, Counselors, and more are required to obtain CEUs to keep their certifications current.

What is the process?

  1. Participants must register for CEUs by October 28, 2021
  2. Pay the $40 fee
  3. Attend all 40-Hour DV Training sessions via Zoom
  4. After completion, CSULB Office of Professional and Workforce Development will generate a CEU transcript and send by mail to participants