Professional Social Work Credentials & Continuing Education

Certification is a legal status required to use the title "Social Worker," and licensure is necessary to practice social work. Please use the resources below to learn more about the requirements for these processes.

Watch a presentation by Assistant Director Bill Heiss
on Licensure and Certification in Wisconsin (Part 1 of 4)


State of Wisconsin Social Work Certification Instructions


Continuing Education


Earn CEU's!

Many organizations offer continuing education opportunities for social workers. The School of Social Work's offerings are can be found on the Events calendar. The School of Social Work also maintains a email list for community social workers where many opportunities for continuing education are shared.


UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies

The Office of Continuing Studies - Professional Development Program, through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, offers extensive continuing education opportunities appropriate for social workers. 

Explore the programs we have available that will help you fulfill your mandated continuing education requirements. Visit their page on behavioral health, including social work.


State of Wisconsin Rules Regarding Continuing Education

This information changes as state laws change. For the most up-to-date information, see the NASW-WI website. You can also read frequently asked questions (FAQs) from NASW-WI.

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