Batterer Intervention Program Certification

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 emailed to Keith E. Fender.

Certification Renewals Due Annually on May 30

If you are currently a certified BIP and need to complete your renewal, download our renewal form:

Virginia Batterer Intervention Program Board Members

Keith Fender

Executive Director

519 Second Street, Radford, VA 24141

April M. Higgs


107 Loudoun Street, SE, Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Darla Timberlake


2021 Cunningham Dr. #400, Hampton, VA 23666

Linda Ellis Williams


Ryan Arey


1601 Rolling Hills Drive, Richmond, VA 23229

Fully Certified Batterer Intervention Programs

Download our current list of Certified Batterer Intervention Programs in Virginia:

Virginia Batterer Intervention Program Fee Schedule

Download the Virginia Batterer Intervention Certification Fee Schedule:

For Additional Information

Visit the Attorney General of Virginia's web site for additional information on domestic violence:

Download Forms

Directions for Application to the Program

Updated Batterer Intervention Program Standards

Batterer Intervention Statement of Purpose and By-Laws

Batterer Intervention Program - Initial Certification Application

Batterer Intervention Program Application Glossary

Batterer Intervention Program Certification Renewal

Batterer Intervention Program Continuing Education Form

Useful Resources

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: