In partnership with Alaska Pacific University (APU) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, ANDVSA offers an online training, Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Timeframe and Components: The online course is offered with rolling admission. Once enrolled, students will have a total of 6 weeks to complete the course. Students work at their own pace to complete journal entries, quizzes, and a final. It takes an average of 30 hours to complete the course and students who complete it will earn 3 continuing education credits (CEUs).

Cost: The course cost is $75.00 per student.

ANDVSA Member/Affiliate Programs Course Fee Reimbursement: After completing the course, ANDVSA member and affiliate program staff may apply to ANDVSA for reimbursement of the course fee. Due to limited funds, please contact ANDVSA regarding scholarship availability for member and affiliate program board members and volunteers. If you have any questions about scholarship eligibility and the process, please email Lauree at

Click here to print the Online Course flyer.

Registration: This course is open to all. Registration, including payment for the course, is entirely online. Register for the course here. Because this course has rolling admission, there is no registration deadline.

If you have questions for APU, please contact them at 1 (800) 252-7528.

This course will provide most of the foundational topics necessary for new advocates, including:

Understanding Domestic Violence
Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
Trauma Informed Care
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse
Mandated Reporting of Adult Abuse
Orders of Protection
Safety Planning
Understanding Sexual Assault
Crisis and Suicide Intervention
Vicarious Trauma and Self Care