Individuals who are interested in becoming a DVOMB Approved Provider need to apply first before providing any services. The DVOMB Approved Provider List identifies the providers who are eligible to receive referrals to provide evaluation, treatment, and assessment services to domestic violence offenders in Colorado.
On January 1, 2020, the process for becoming a DVOMB Approved Provider moved to a competency-based supervision process that is simple, comprehensive, and flexible to each applicant. A Domestic Violence Clinical Supervisor (DVCS) will assess applicants on clinical and administrative competencies. Those who demonstrate greater mastery of competencies based on their experience level, education, and clinical history may be able to move through the application process faster. This process empowers the DVCS to individualize the supervision for each applicant.
Applicants apply as individuals, not as partnerships, agencies, or programs. All application fees for each application are listed below and are non-refundable.
New applicants are encouraged to contact the DVOMB and attend a few trainings prior to starting this process. Other questions about the application process may be directed to email@example.com.
- Background Checks - Required for ALL Applicants
Every applicant is required to undergo a background check as part of the application process, which includes a separate fee of $49.50. Please note that an applicant's prior criminal history is reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis.
Per Colorado Revised Statute 16-11.8-103 (4)(B(III), applicants must submit one set of fingerprints for use by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and for transmittal to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Fingerprints are submitted electronically. Additionally, all new applicants are required to submit fingerprints unless you already have submitted fingerprints to the Domestic Violence Management Board or to the Sex OffenderManagement Board.
There are two approved vendors providing fingerprinting services on behalf of CBI, and each vendor has multiple locations throughout Colorado. You must initiate the process through the vendor's website. When you register you will need the following information:
- Application 1 - Trainee Application
New applicants, please complete:
- Application 1 - Trainee Application
- Background check
The Trainee Application is for individuals who want to begin the process of becoming a DVOMB Approved Provider. Applicants regardless of their credentials must complete all information in this form and receive approval from the Application Review Committee (ARC) prior to beginning any co-facilitated services to court-ordered domestic violence offenders.
It is important to note that the acceptance of this application by the ARC is conditional and does not grant you placement on the Approved Provider List. Once you have completed all of the requirements of your desired level of approval, then you must submit the corresponding application in order to seek approval.
To start this process, please visit the DVOMB Provider Data Management System.
- Application 2 - For Placement on the Approved Provider List
You must fulfill the following requirements in order to be considered for inclusion on the Approved Provider List:
- Approved as a Trainee in an applicant status (see above - not required for currently Approved Providers who are seeking to move up in status)
- Meet the requirements of Section 9.0 of the DVOMB Standards
- Have your competencies properly assessed by a Domestic Violence Clinical Supervisor (see assessment tools below)
- Submit Application 2 - Practice Level Application using the DVOMB Provider Data Management System.
Subsequent to completing the Trainee Application, those individuals who meet the requirements of Section 9.0 of the DVOMB Standards and whose competencies have been properly assessed by a Domestic Violence Clinical Supervisor should complete the Application 2 – Practice Level Application to be considered for placement on the Approved Provider List. This application may also be utilized for currently Approved Providers seeking to move up in status.
- Application 3 - Biennial Renewal Application
Approved Providers must complete a renewal application every other year, referred to as the Biennial Renewal Application. These renewals occur on odd years and are due on July 31. Therefore, no renewal applications are due in 2020. More information will be forthcoming and available in 2021.
- Additional Applications
Each of the following applications must be submitted using the DVOMB Provider Data Management System. Applicants must have their competencies properly assessed by a Domestic Violence Clinical Supervisor using the following forms:
Specific Offending Population Application
This application is for individuals seeking placement on the Approved Provider List to work with Specific Offending Populations (SOP) which includes Female Offenders and LGBT+ Offenders. At a minimum, applicants must have previously completed and received approval by the Application Review Committee (ARC) with the Intent to Apply application. The fee of $50 is waived if this application is submitted in conjunction with Application 2.
Specialized Pre-Sentence Evaluator Application
This application is for individuals seeking placement on the Approved Provider List as a Specialized Pre-Sentence Evaluator. At a minimum, applicants either must be applying for or have received approval by the Application Review Committee (ARC) as a Full Operating Level Approved Provider. The Specialized Pre-Sentence Evaluator is a status for licensed FOL Providers who demonstrate competencies, skills, and knowledge in conducting complex and in-depth offender evaluations prior to sentencing. Once approved by the DVOMB, these individuals may conduct Pre-Sentence Evaluations (PSE) in accordance with the Standards. The fee of $100 is waived if this application is submitted in conjunction with Application 2.
Domestic Violence Clinical Supervisor Application
This application is for Full Operating Level (FOL) Approved Providers seeking placement on the Approved Provider List (hereafter called the Approved Provider List) as a Domestic Violence Clinical Supervisor (DVCS). The DVCS status is for licensed FOL Provider who has obtained the additional training and experiential requirements for supervisors. Once approved, these individuals may provide supervision to applicants and Providers in accordance with the Standards. At a minimum, applicants must be listed as a FOL Approved Provider.
SOMB Full-Operating Level Equivalency Application
This application is for individuals who are listed with the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) as a Full Operating Level (FOL) Treatment Provider seeking placement on the DVOMB Approved Provider List as Full Operating Level (FOL). This application process recognizes and allows for SOMB FOL Treatment Providers to become listed with both the DVOMB and SOMB.
If you are currently an SOMB Full Operating Level Treatment Provider, please complete the following process in the Provider Data Management System:
- Complete and Submit Application 1 (Trainee Application)
- Upon approval of Application 1 and when ready, complete Application 2 (Practice Level Application). Download, sign and upload this variance form with your Application 2.
Application 1 - Trainee Application
Trainee Application - Application Fee = $50
Application 2 - Initial or Move-Up Application
|Current Status||Status Sought||Application Fee|
|Intent to Apply||Provisional Level||$60.50|
|Intent to Apply||Entry Level||$110.50|
|Intent to Apply||Full Operating Level||$160.50|
Application 3 - Biennial Renewal Application
Biennial Renewal (due every two years, in the odd year, by July 31) - Application Fee: $200
|Current Status||Status Sought||Application Fee|
|Any status||Specific Offending Population
(e.g. female, LGBT+ offenders)
|Full Operating Level||Pre-Sentence Evaluator||$100.00*|
|Full Operating Level||DV Clinical Supervisor||$100.00|
|SOMB Full Operating Level||DVOMB Full Operating Level||No fee|
*Fee is waived if submitted in conjunction with an Application 2.
Re-Application after De-Listing
The Re-Application fee for an individual who applies after being delisted are as follows:
Provisional Level: $150
Entry Level: $200
Full Operating Level: $250
Domestic Violence Clinical Supervisor: $300
Frequently Asked Questions
- What if I am a Certified Addictions Counselor but do not have a Bachelor's degree?
Unfortunately, you must have a bachelor's degree in order to apply for any of these levels of approval.
- What if I have a criminal history?
Per Section 9.01, F of the Standards, applicants and Approved Providers "Shall not have a conviction of, or a deferred judgement (other than a traffic violation of 7 points or less) for a municipal ordinance violation, misdemeanor, felony, or have accepted by a court a plea of guilty or nolo contendre to a municipal ordinance violation, misdemeanor, or felony if the municipal ordinance violation, misdemeanor, or felony is related to the ability of the approved provider to practice under these Standards as reviewed and determined by the Application Review Committee. A certified copy of the judgment from a court of competent jurisdiction of such conviction or plea shall be conclusive evidence of such conviction or plea."
As such, prior criminal history is reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to know whether your arrest or conviction would prevent you from being approved, please work with a domestic violence Clinical Supervisor and submit the Intent to Apply.
- What if I have a Master's degree or higher in a counseling-related field?
Your training and experiential hours requirements will be less than for those applicants with just a bachelor's degree. Some of your graduate-level counseling coursework may count under the facilitation and treatment planning training requirements. If you have a master's degree and your coursework included coursework specific to domestic violence, and your transcripts and syllabus demonstrate this, then some of these training hours may be used.
- Are there special programs for applicants wishing to work in rural areas?
Yes! There are opportunities to work in the state where there are no providers or where there are unmet needs. These programs may be a better fit for you than the Entry or Full Operating level application. Call 720.512.8474 to learn more.
- What if I want to apply to work with males, females and LGBT+ offenders?
Provisional, Entry and Full Operating Level applications will grant approval to work with Male domestic violence offenders. If you would also like to apply to work with female, LGBT+, or both offending populations, you must also fill out the Specific Offender Population Application, in addition to the Provisional, Entry or Full Operating Level application.