• Mar 26, 2019
  • 3:17 PM

Become a Nevada Veterans Advocate


If you have immediate questions about the Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA) Program, contact our Training Officer, Justin Prazak via email at PrazakJ@veterans.nv.gov.

What Does a Nevada Veterans Advocate Do?

A Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA) is a person who helps educate active military members, Guard or Reserves, veterans, as well as their families about earned benefits and opportunities through U.S. military service. Simply put: Nevada Veterans Advocates learn about veterans benefits and resources in order to share that information with their local communities.

Courses in the NVA Program cover 20 veteran and service member focused topics listed below:

  1. The Nevada Veterans Advocacy Program Overview
  2. State of Nevada Veteran’s Benefits
  3. Nevada State Veterans Homes
  4. Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery Programs
  5. Nevada Veterans Service Organizations
  6. Entrepreneurship for Veterans in Nevada
  7. Unique Veteran Populations
  8. Improving Veteran Employment Outcomes
  9. Introductions to Federal and State Education Benefits
  10. Veteran Legal and Financial Services
  11. Requesting Military Discharge Upgrades, Records, and/or Medals
  12. VA Housing and Automobile Adaptation Grants
  13. Veterans Health Administration(VHA) Programs
  14. Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of VA
  15. VA Compensation
  16. Presumptive Diseases
  17. VA Improved Pension(Aid & Attendance/House Bound)
  18. VA Life Insurance Programs
  19. VA Home Loan Guaranty Program
  20. Suicide Prevention

Thank you again for your interest in helping others!

How to Get Your NVA Certificate:

Enroll in and complete the Nevada Veterans Advocate Course. You may complete all 20 courses online (see instructions below) or attend one of two NDVS free, NVA Training Workshops. Once you receive your certificate, you can become part of the NDVS team and help us at outreach events to veterans!

Free Training Workshops

These free training workshops happen every six months, rotating between northern and southern Nevada, guaranteeing a free training course will happen near you once a year!  In 2019, the free training will occur in downtown Reno at Harrah’s Convention Center on April 6-7th. To register click here.

The training in Las Vegas will happen sometime in the fall of 2019 with details to be determined.

During these free trainings you will complete up to 14 courses and finish the remaining courses online.

Free Online Training

To become a Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA) just take the online course!

  1. Register with NVApps (If you don’t already have an NVeLearn account)
  2. Take the NVA Courses Online!

Note: If you are having trouble registering with NVApps or accessing NVeLearn, please call the HR Help Desk at 775-687-9099 or 866-686-3287.

Upon completion of the course, participants can contact the NDVS Training Officer, Justin Prazak at 775-321-4719 or email at Prazakj@veterans.nv.gov to request your certificate.

Earn Your Certificate!

Upon complete of the course work, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, a Nevada Veterans Advocate polo t-shirt, and be put in touch with an outreach director in the advocate’s area to participate in volunteer opportunities at NDVS outreach events!

So what are you waiting for? Join a team of professionals that are making a difference—one veteran—one family—one survivor at a time.