General Information

Upcoming Certified Administration of Volunteer Services (CAVS) Exam Information

CAVS Upcoming Online Testing Windows:

April 4-15, 2016
October 3-14, 2016

CAVS Upcoming Paper and Pencil Exams:

NEADHVS Conference – May 24, 2016
Providence, Rhode Island
WADVS Conference – June 17, 2016
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
AHVRP Annual Conference – October 11, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

The CAVS Exam:

The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that address topics in the CAVS Content Outline, a document approved by the AHVRP Board of Directors.  Also approved by the Board of Directors is the passing score, which this year is 74%.  The CAVS exam is continually updated by the CAVS Test Committee, a group of CAVS-certified AHVRP members. 

Exam Fee:

AHVRP members (Member ID # required) $250
Non-members $425


Candidates may apply at any point during the year. For details, see the CAVS Candidate Handbook and Application below. Test questions are derived from the CAVS Exam content outline found in the CAVS Handbook. CAVS candidates should expect to spend 40-50 hours preparing for the exam.

Click here to access the CAVS application.

Questions?  If you need further assistance, please contact:

CAVS Exam Inquiries
CCVA Executive Director
Katie Campbell

Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) of the
American Hospital Association (AHA)
155 N Wacker Drive, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606-1725
(P) 312-422-3939 (F) 312-278-0884  



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