Professional & Continuing Education

The Continuing Education Program offers specialized training by local experts in the topical areas that social workers want and need to learn in order to best serve their clients and organizations.

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. The University of Pittsburgh and its School of Social Work has 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.

Professional & Continuing Education Updates

News and Updates


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In person (CE) workshops have been postponed until September 2021

We are launching brand-new micro-credential programs this fall

We will offer both live and recorded training sessions online

We developed five free COVID-19 CE trainings which you can access here 

We are now continuously developing and launching new programs, instead of traditional fall and spring schedules 

We are seeking CE instructors for specific topic areas which you can find the application here 

We realize cost is a concern and have re-adjusted our programs to make them more cost effective for social workers                       

The state licensing board has removed all restrictions on online training and PA social workers are able to complete all 30 hours online                 

Our programs will continue to be top notch, out online programs and trainers are still providing the consistent, high-quality educational experience                                                                                          

Our licensure cycle ends in February 2021, make sure to get in your three hours of ethcs, one hour of suicide prevention and three hours of ACT 31 Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse credits