Continuing Education

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We are excited to now offer Social Work Continuing Education Hours for the Combat Veterans Certificate. Designed for people interested in working with veterans who have been exposed to trauma of war or military conflict. This online Certificate Program features a three-course series. Open to human service professionals (minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human service field). This certificate program has a short application process. Apply Here 

With the social justice and positive change mission of our School as a guide, MSU Social Work Continuing Education Program provides relevant and accessible professional development and training.

In addition to our professional development and required social work continuing education courses, we also offer post-graduate certificate programming. Visit our Eventbrite to see a full list of courses, course descriptions and registration information.

  • The Trauma Informed Care Certificate is designed to help human service professionals learn techniques to improve their work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced trauma.
  • Our School Social Work Competency Series is available for those interested in advancing their knowledge in social work intervention in educational settings, assessment, and integration of psychological and educational testing and intervention with children with special needs in educational settings. The Competency Series is designed to meet specific educational requirements set forth by the State of Michigan Department of Education.
  • The Supervision in Child and Family Services Certificate is a series of six self-study courses designed to promote retention of child and family services workers by increasing your skill sets if you are a current or aspiring task or program supervisor or agency leader.
  • New to our program is the Racial Justice and Liberatory Practice Series which explores the historical and modern-day context of racism, white supremacy, and oppression from a systemic and interpersonal perspective. The series is designed to provide generalist frameworks and skills that contribute to racial justice and liberatory practice.

Please contact us with your questions, accommodation requests, or concerns at or call 517-353-3060.


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Michigan State University School of Social Work, an accredited social work education program, is authorized by the Michigan Licensure Law Administrative Rule 338.2965 to award Michigan social work continuing education contact hours. We are also an approved Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative Provider (provider #0001) for all programs through August 2024, renewed annually.