Batterer Intervention Program Certification

Certification Renewals Due June 30

If you are currently a certified BIP and need to complete your renewal,
click here.

The Virginia Standards for Batterer Intervention Programs are the result of a collaborative effort between the Coalition for the Treatment of Abusive Behaviors (C-TAB) and Virginians Against Domestic Violence (VADV). Together, these two groups built upon the work of the Virginia Commission on Family Violence Prevention to develop standards for effective batterer intervention services in order to ensure that the goals of victim safety, offender accountability, and community collaboration are the focus of these services.


Currently, The Coalition for the Treatment of Abusive Behaviors (C-TAB) and The Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association (VCCJA) work collaboratively as a multidisciplinary independent organization to oversee the certification process for batterer intervention programs in Virginia.

The BIP Certification Board is currently accepting new BIP certification applications. All applications should be sent to: Keith E. Fender, PhD, LCSW, P.O. Box 71791, Henrico, Virginia, 23255. Questions should be directed to Keith E. Fender at

Download our Statement of Purpose and By-laws [pdf file]

Virginia Batterer Intervention Program Board Members

Additional Information

Visit the Attorney General of Virginia's web site for additional information on Batterer Intervention Programs.

Executive Director: Keith Fender, 519 Second Street, Radford, VA 24141

Chair: April Higgs, 107 Loudoun Street, Leesburg, VA 20175

Vice-Chair: Cynthia Plummer, 925 Church Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Secretary: Tisha Skinner, P.O. Box 40, Chesterfield, VA 23230

Treasurer: Ryan Arey, 1601 Rolling Hills Drive, Richmond, VA 23229

Fully Certified Batterer Intervention Programs

Click here to view a current list of Certified Batterer Intervention Programs in Virginia.
[pdf file]

Virginia Batterer Intervention Program Fee Schedule

Download the Virginia Batterer Intervention Certification Fee Schedule. [pdf file]

Download Forms

Directions for Application [pdf file]

Updated Batterer Intervention Program Standards [pdf file]

Batterer Intervention Statement of Purpose and By-Laws [pdf file]

Batterer Intervention Program - Initial Certification Application [pdf file]

Batterer Intervention Program Application Glossary [pdf file]

Batterer Intervention Program Certification Renewal [pdf file]

Batterer Intervention Program Continuing Education Form [pdf file]


Useful Links

Virginia Attorney General's Listing of all state certified Batterer Intervention Programs

Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA  formerly VADV)

Intimate Partner Violance Risk Assessment Website

Office Of The Executive Secretary, Supreme Court Of Virginia’s Project Responding To SB 236 (2004) Chapter 972 Court Referral Methods For Domestic Violence Offenders (pdf file)