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 10 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 412-624-6902 or emailing sls238@pitt.edu. Make sure to have the title and date of the program you attended.

  • What should I wear to the trainings?

    • Casual and comfortable clothing is recommended. The training room tends to be cold, so please bring a sweater or jacket.

  • Where do I park for the trainings?

    • ​We recommend parking at the Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage (4390 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15213). If the Soldiers and Sailors parking garage is full, we advise that you park in the lots below:

      • Ohara lot (3955 O'Hara St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

      • Panther Hollow Parking (Lot. 2 Boundary St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

  • Is there parking validation?

    • For traings over 5 hours, we will validate parking for the three parking garages listed above. The voucher covers 4 hours of parking. We no longer validate parking for workshops that are only 3 hours.

  • How do I access a webinar class?

    • Once you have registered for an online course through our normal registraion process, we will send a link to your email that will grant you access to the webinar.

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

    • Please refer to our cancellation policy

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

    • Yes, a confirmation letter will be mailed or emailed to you a week before the workshop, this will include details on time, location and parking.

  • How do I get to the training location (2017 Cathedral of Learning)?

    • The training room is located on the 20th floor of the Cathedral of Learning. You will need to enter the cathedral through the ground floor and walk towards the elevators, press 20 onto the keypad next to the elevator. The conference room is located right outside of the elevators and has two double glass doors.

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