What is an Application Assistant?
An Application Assistant is someone who provides counseling, referral or other direct services to victims of stalking, sexual assault and/or domestic violence as part of their job or volunteer work, and has completed the Address Confidentiality Program training and certification process.
What do Application Assistants do?
Application Assistants meet with potential program participants and make program referrals. Application Assistants determine whether an applicant is eligible for program services and assesses the program fit of potential applicants. They also assist applicants with completing the application and submit it to the ACP once complete. ACP staff do not meet with potential participants for enrollment.
In order to become a certified Application Assistant for the Colorado ACP, and begin assisting clients with enrollment, you will need to complete an Application Assistant training. You can satisfy this training by completing the Online Training Process below, signing up for one of our monthly virtual training sessions, or by requesting a training for your agency.
1) Watch the Application Assistant Training Webinar below. The webinar is a recording of a live Application Assistant training conducted with COVA. The training webinar lasts approximately one hour and thirty minutes. You may wish to print out the supplemental Training Handout to follow along with throughout the webinar.
2) Once you have watched the entire training webinar, complete the Online Training Quiz. You must pass the quiz with 100% in order to become a certified Application Assistant. The quiz will automatically provide results to you and the ACP. If you do not pass, you may retake the Training Quiz as many times as needed. You may want to refer back to the webinar to assist you with answering questions.
3) Once you have passed the Online Training Quiz, fill out the Online Application Assistant Agreement to complete your training.
4) Once the ACP receives your submitted Application Assistant Agreement and verifies completion of the Application Assistant Training Quiz, your certification request will be processed. You should receive your registration number and Starter Kit, with enrollment materials, in the mail within approximately two weeks.
Renewal or Updating Information
Do you need to renew your Application Assistant Designation?
Your designation is good for a two-year term. The ACP will send you a notice that you need to renew your certification the month before your certification expires. It is important that the ACP has an updated email address on file for you to ensure that you receive this notice. If you do not complete the required forms before your expiration date, your certification will be cancelled.
In order to renew your certification for another two years term, you will be required to complete an updated Application Assistant Agreement. You may also be required to complete a training as part of your renewal process. This requirement can be fulfilled by completing the Online Training Process above, by signing up for one of our monthly virtual training sessions, or by requesting a training for your agency.
Did you change your name or place of employment?
You can transfer your designation to a new employer as long as you are still providing counseling, referral, or other direct services to victims of stalking, sexual assault and/or domestic violence. You can do this by completing and submitting an updated Application Assistant Agreement.
Where can I check my certification listing online?
You can make sure your online listing is correct and updated by viewing the Application Center Locations list. If there is a correction needed on the listing, please contact the ACP at email@example.com.
Applications and Materials
Do you need additional program applications or other program materials?
If you are a current Application Assistant and are in need of program materials, click on the links below for digital versions, or for hard copies, contact the ACP at (303) 866-2208, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are not available online and must be requested from our office directly by a certified Application Assistant.
The ACP creates a quarterly e-newsletter with updates and useful information for our current Application Assistants. If you are not already subscribed, please use the form below to get started. You may need to check your spam filters and firewall settings to ensure that you can receive our newsletter.
You may also contact the Outreach Coordinator directly at 303-866-3344, or email email@example.com with any Application Assistant related questions.