Online Courses for Human Services Professionals
Online classes allow you to participate in continuing education from anywhere
The features of our online human services courses:
- convenient to your schedule
- in-depth content
- important clinical and management issues
- top quality instructors
- ASWB approved provider #1042 for social workers
- Wisconsin Psychological Examining Board approved provider
- no travel, lodging, or meal expenses
Who registers for these courses?
Practitioners, supervisors, and managers from social work, psychology, prevention, and rehabilitation in the fields of mental health, aging, substance abuse, and other community services who are interested in increasing and improving their knowledge and practice.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professional Development and Applied Studies (provider #1042) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (800) 225-6880 through the Approved Continuing Education program. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professional Development and Applied Studies maintains responsibility for the program.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is also an approved provider by the Wisconsin Psychological Examining Board to offer continuing education credits for psychologists.
16 hours (1.6 CEUs) are awarded for each 4-week course or 24 hours (2.4 CEUs) for each 6-week course based on an estimated 4 hours of participation each week.
Please note: These are continuing education courses for professionals. They fulfill ongoing certification requirements for continuing education credits/hours, however they do not carry University of Wisconsin undergraduate or graduate credit.
About one week prior to the start of your class, you will be sent readings by surface mail. To ensure privacy online you will receive an e-mail with website access information and a personal code. An orientation is available online.
Computer requirements to use Learn@UW online courses are as follows:
- An Internet connection
- A Web browser such as Internet Explorer 5.0 higher; Netscape 6 or higher; Mozilla; or Safari. Netscape 7.0 is recommended for Mac users.
- Email account (address). You must have an email address to take the course; please include it with your registration.
More information on current requirements.A strong commitment to lifelong learning and applying course information to your setting and situation. If you’re self-disciplined, eager to learn, and enjoy learning from others in diverse settings…then online learning is for you!
What students have said about their online learning experience
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Also of interest
Social Worker Credits: Visit our page for social workers that provides an overview of all the programs we offer that are approved continuing education for social workers.
Recertification Reminder Service: Stay on top of your continuing education requirements! Join our e-mail service especially for licensed social workers. Automatically receive a bi-monthly listing of our upcoming programs approved by the Association of Social Work Boards. To subscribe, send a blank e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s it! We’ll send you reminders every other month.