Certificate Programs and Training Series

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The Continuing Education Program offers and supports Post-Graduate Certificate Programs, Specialization Training Certificates, and Training Series.

The Social Work Code of Ethics requires continuing education as part of lifelong professional development for social workers. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Council on Social Work Education—which accredits the School of Social Work—both prioritize continuing education. Most states that license social workers require continuing education for license renewal. Currently, the Pennsylvania Board of Social Work, Professional Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners requires 30 hours of social work continuing education for the biennial LSW or LCSW renewal—the current two-year licensing period began March 1, 2019 and will end February 28, 2021.  The University of Pittsburgh and its School of Social Work have also made continuing education a strategic priority.  To learn more about social work licensing and biennial continuing education requirements, visit the Pennsylvania Board of Examiners website. This site and the CE program office will help guide you in your social work professional development.

The following opportunities are available through or in collaboration with the School of Social Work:

Continuing Education Program Schedule

Continuing Education Newsletter

New Continuing Education Courses



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.