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.
- State of Wisconsin School Social Work Certification - See Appendix in Specialization Handbook - Full-Time | Part-Time
- State of Wisconsin Clinical Social Work Certification - See Appendix in Specialization Handbook - Full-Time | Part-Time
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Continuing Education and Social Work Certification
Special considerations for students interested in school social work.
Many organizations offer continuing education opportunities for social workers. The School of Social Work's offerings are can be found in News & Events. The School of Social Work also maintains a email list for community social workers where many opportunities for continuing education are shared. Visit our Stay Connected page to sign up!
The Division of Continuing Studies Behavioral Health department, offers extensive continuing education opportunities appropriate for social workers.
This information changes as state laws change. For the most up-to-date information, see the NASW-WI website.