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CDVS Certification Application

  • Friday, August 02, 2013
  • Saturday, August 02, 2025
  • Certification Testing Online


  • SHVL member or non-member applying for CDVS certification.

Complete this application form to start your certification process.  At the end of the application, you will be able to either pay your $100 application/testing fee online or you can choose to receive an invoice you can submit to your hospital for payment.  Once you have submitted your application, the Certification VP will contact you.

Certification Process

  1. At the end of the application, download list of Checklist/Certification Items.
  2. Submit application and requested items along with $100 check or pay by credit card on line.
  3. Certification VP receives application, requested documents and application fee.
  4. If documents and application meet the criteria for certification, Certification VP sets up applicant to take the proctored Certification Exam. Note: proctored exams may also be taken at SHVL conferences.
  5. Applicant and Exam Proctor will receive an email with information on how to access the online examination.
  6. Once applicant completes the examination, Certification VP scans documents and completed examination and sends to committee members for review.
  7. Once exams are reviewed and correspondence communicated to Certification VP, the applicant is notified if they have achieved certification.

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