Approval The Process

Sexual assault advocates are required to attend 30 hours of core sexual assault training. Most programs receiving state sexual assault core and/or specialized funding from OCVA are also required to attend a minimum of 12 hours of WCSAP approved ongoing training annually. WCSAP oversees the approval of ongoing training hours for WA State Sexual assault advocates receiving OCVA funding. Information about the approval process and core advocate curriculum requirements are available in this section.


Advocate Core is held 3 times a year

  • March, Western Washington
  • August, Eastern Washington
  • October / November, Central Washington

Therapist Core is held twice a year

  • January / February, Western Washington
  • July, Eastern Washington

Annual Conference

  • End of April, Early May, Location Varies

For notifications of the next training