FAQs

Seven Things You Need to Know about Continuing Education:

  • The Pitt SSW Continuing Education department is offering 10 live CE courses via an online platform from April-June. Learn more and register for an upcoming course!
  • PA Social workers, LPCs and LMFTs are now able to take all 30 required CE hours online. Restrictions of online versus in person CE hours were removed as of November 2019. If you are a resident of another state, please check with your state licensing board.
  •  Current field instructors and adjunct faculty are eligible for a 50% discount on all CE courses! Please contact Shana at 412-360-8190 to register with this discount.
  •  The current licensure cycle ends February 28, 2021 – you have 6 months left to get your 30 hours in!
  • Please check the CE website often for updates as we are currently building a repository of on-demand online CE courses. We will be adding more soon!
  • We continue to approve co-sponsorship trainings for those in our community offering online CE trainings. Please utilize the online forms found here to submit your application for co-sponsorship and your after-training materials.
  • Course requirements for PA social workers, LMFT and LPCs are as follows:
    • 3 hours of Act 31 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting
    • 3 hours of Ethics Instruction
    • 1+ hours of Suicide Prevention and Intervention

Although the Continuing Education office is physically closed, we are working remotely, but are only able to process credit card payments. Contact us with any questions or concerns. We hope to see you in a CE training soon!

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I continue my practice in Pennsylvania if I have an out of state social work license? 
    • Social Work License: Pennsylvania has no formal reciprocity for social work licensing with any other state. If an LSW or LCSW was not originally licensed in Pennsylvania, he or will have to apply for a state license by: 

      • Meeting all of the standard qualifications for licensure as stated above 

      • Providing a letter from the candidate’s home jurisdiction Board acknowledging his or her license, certification, and ongoing practice while reporting any violations

      • Proving that the ASWB exam taken in his or her home jurisdiction aligns with the exam offered in the state of Pennsylvania and the score received would indicate a passing score in Pennsylvania If a candidate is registered on the ASWB Social Work Registry, ASWB will provide their exam score to any social work board at no additional cost. Licensing Renewal and Continuing Education Requirements: LSWs and LCSWs must renew their licenses every two years and pay a fee of $95. To be eligible for renewal, LSWs and LCSWs have to earn 30 hours of continuing education during that time period. 

  • If I lost my certificate, how can I get a replacement?
    • In order to receive a replacement certificate, you will need to contact the Continuing Education Program Coordinator by calling 412-360-8190 or emailing sls238@pitt.edu. Make sure to have the title and date of the program you attended.

  • If I need to cancel how should I do it?

    • Please refer to our cancellation policy

  • Should I expect a confirmation after registering for an online workshop?

    • Yes, a confirmation email will be sent to you atleast a week before the online workhop, this email will include the time, zoom link and password as well as workshop handouts. 

  • How long will it take for me to receive my certificate after taking an online workshop? 

    • You will receive a certificate within 3-5 business days after the workshop. 

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