GROWING YOUR BUSINESS WITH VETERANS
How SAVI can help you
SAVI is here to help you and your organization be more effective in supporting Veterans — all while driving new business referrals and strengthening reputations.
We do this in part through our proprietary certification process that recognizes Veterans service providers nationwide with a SAVI badge for their exceptional customer service and their proven ability to deliver results. SAVI’s Veteran Benefits Representative (VBR) Certification program also helps train and increase the efficiency of such providers and other Veteran-facing staffers.
For employers seeking to better recruit, retain, and engage Veteran workers — including by making their commitment to hire Veterans a more visible part of their brand — SAVI offers customized programming and consulting at both the leadership and teamwide levels, delivering you valuable insights into the military culture. Veteran founders and C-suite executives at nonprofit organizations are also eligible for SAVI’s comprehensive business consulting support to help them grow their capacities and thrive.
Which best describes you or your organization?
CERTIFICATION FOR CLAIMS, COMMUNITY & LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES
SAVI is dedicated to boosting the skills and knowledge of Veterans claims representatives by helping them better understand the unique challenges service-members face as they transition to civilian life. The four-level education we provide through our VBR Certification program is a multipronged approach that ensures all information is covered in a simple-to-understand, yet comprehensive way. A certificate awarded from SAVI at any level will also set you apart from your peers, improving your employability and career growth potential.
When you enroll in this self-guided online program, you and your classmates will gain access to technical training on the claims process and a database of FAQs developed and maintained by successful industry professionals. As you progress through each level and assessment, you’ll also have the chance to apply your newfound skills to your actual job and teach your lessons learned to others. Ongoing guidance from web-based tutorials and SAVI instructors — as well as a career-long support system that you’ll build among your fellow students — will empower you to keep pace with any changes that affect your work and position you as a leader in your organization.
Beyond these benefits to you, SAVI’s VBR Certificate shows your constituents and the world that you are dedicated to serving the Veteran community, and it builds an inherent level of trust in your organization with transitioning service-members. The VBR Certificate has four levels, each based on experience, practical application, and testing. You can enter the program at the level that meets your experience.
LEVEL I LEVEL II LEVEL III LEVEL IV
LEVEL I: VETERAN ADVISOR
The VBR Level I Certificate streamlines the VA-required education process for your organization in terms of current VA procedures, internal efforts, regulations, developments, and adjudication.
As a SAVI VBR Advisor, you will:
• Build on 1 to 3 years of field-relevant professional experience.
• Complete 5 competency-based virtual courses.
• Demonstrate a practical application of your skills to ensure a full grasp of the information and your ability to thrive.
• Pass a certification test to ensure you have the skills and information needed to succeed as a VBR Advisor.
Pricing: Starting as low as $95 per person
LEVEL II: VETERAN SPECIALIST
The VBR Level II Certificate requires everything from Level I, plus the following components: :
• Build on 3 to 5 years of field-relevant professional experience.
• Complete 5 additional competency-based virtual courses (10 total if you skipped Level I).
• Submit a writing sample for review by SAVI exerts, to determine your ability to clarify Veteran questions and concerns about their benefits.
• Pass a certification test to ensure you have the skills and information needed to succeed as a VBR Specialist.
Pricing: Starting as low as $185 per person
LEVEL III: VETERAN EXPERT
The VBR Level III Certificate requires everything from Levels I and II, plus the following components:
• Build on 5 to 9 years of field-relevant professional experience.
• Complete an additional 5 competency-based virtual courses (15 total if you skipped Levels I and II).
• Support the SAVI philosophy by instructing a course for VBR Level I Certificate candidates and by contributing to our FAQs database of issues they will encounter.
• Pass a certification test to ensure you have the skills and information needed to succeed as a VBR Expert.
Pricing: Starting as low as $310 per person
LEVEL IV: INSTRUCTOR
The VBR Level III Certificate requires everything from Levels I, II, and III, plus the following components:
• Build on 10+ years of field-relevant professional experience.
• Complete 3 additional technical virtual courses (18 total if you skipped Levels I, II, and III).
• Successfully deliver a “train-the-trainer” program to ensure full comprehension of the intricacies of the benefits system.
• Pass a certification test to ensure you have the skills and information needed to succeed as a VBR Instructor.
Pricing: Starting as low as $475 per person
CERTIFICATES FOR ORGANIZATIONS
All Veterans are assigned to case managers to help them navigate their various benefits, including by connecting them with third-party providers. These providers can apply to receive SAVI’s certification as a top-tier service in the industry, involving a comprehensive review of their attention to detail, delivery of successful outcomes for Veterans, quality of customer service, and ability to support progress toward the Veteran’s overall and unique goals.
SAVI-certified organizations and providers will be promoted within our extensive network of Veterans and beyond, winning you new business and enhanced support from your target audiences, regulators, and the public. Providers include those at any touchpoint in the military-to-civilian transition: healthcare delivery (mental, behavioral, and clinical), claims processing, educational and professional advising, financial services, and more.
Pricing: Starting as low as $3,500
Veterans bring unique perspectives and skill sets to the workforce that are invaluable for any company: leadership, problem-solving, communication expertise, and more. SAVI is committed to helping organizations and employers from all sectors (nonprofit, public, and private) to better understand the common challenges service-members face as they transition to post-military jobs. After years of service, this adjustment can be challenging for many Veterans, often leading to crossed wires with their colleagues and untapped potential for greater business results.
When partnering with SAVI, companies offering jobs for Veterans receive a comprehensive assessment on how well they’re doing to create a transition-friendly environment, followed by SAVI’s full-service support in rolling out improvement strategies. Included in this consulting program are customized workshops to build or strengthen your strategies for recruiting, onboarding, retaining, and leveraging the skills of Veteran employees.
Pricing: Starting as low as $99 per person
SAVI loves our own work supporting service-members during their transition into civilian life. But what we love just as much is the chance to partner with other Veteran-run and Veteran-founded organizations to help them thrive. Leaders at these organizations know more than anyone else the challenges that come with the transition from service-member to civilian. The SAVI team wants to make sure that you never lose your drive to uplift fellow Veterans, especially in the toughest early stages of the process.
We’re here to help Veteran leaders power through the business and strategic aspects of building a solid base for their nonprofit organization. This includes planning to hire Veterans for post-military jobs, developing your board, and creating internal processes for mission auditing and fundraising. Each of these aspects is essential to running a successful nonprofit, and SAVI’s own founding team and extensive network of nonprofit leaders can provide you with any practical advice you may need.
Pricing: Starting as low as $2,500