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.

Licensure
State of Wisconsin Social Work Certification Instructions
Continuing Education
Earn CEUs!

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!

UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies

The Division of Continuing Studies Behavioral Health department, offers extensive continuing education opportunities appropriate for social workers.

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.