Certificate Programs and Training Series

The Continuing Education Program offers and supports Post-Graduate Certificate Programs, Specialization Training Certificates, and Training Series. The following opportunities are available through or in collaboration with the School of Social Work:


NEW! Spring 2018 Program Schedule 

NEW! Spring 2018 Social Work Connections 



  • ACT 31 ON-LINE TRAINING:Please refer any questions regarding the on-line training to the PA Child Welfare Resource Center.  Technical assistance may be requested by e-mailing HelpCPSL@pitt.edu or calling 717-605-0236. NOTE TO PHARMACISTS taking our PA-Approved Act 31 Child Abuse Recognition and Report online training course: Because the child abuse continuing education is Board-approved, not ACPE-approved, information on the completion of the child abuse program is not imported into the CPE Monitor.  Rather, the Board of Pharmacy will electronically receive notice of the completion of the child abuse continuing education directly from the Board-approved child abuse program provider.  The information will be recorded in your pharmacist license record rather than the CPE Monitor.

  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology:  Already have your social work degree and find yourself working with older adults? Or do you want to position yourself to work with older adults in the future without pursuing a new degree?  The university has a multidisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Gerontology with both in-person and on-line learning opportunities. Learn more about this certificate>

  • Institute of Peer Education (Advanced Clinical Practice for social work BCDs)(contact Darlene Davis at (412) 624-6902 or drn8@pitt.edu)

For more information on certificate and training programs, contact the CE office at 412-624-3711 or e-mail us.

Note: In the wake of Pennsylvania’s professional licensing and other national certification, the School has discontinued its Post-Masters Family Therapy (refer to the PA Board of Examiners for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists - LMFT) and Employee Assistance (see CEAP: www.eapassn.org) Certificate Programs. The School is working on development of Advanced Clinical Practice courses and institute in these areas to help professional prepare for certification, as well as new areas of Clinical Supervision and Care Management. Please look for future announcements on this website.