Continuing Education

The U-M School of Social Work Continuing Education (CE) programs are designed to provide knowledge and skills for social workers and allied health professionals. Interdisciplinary distance education certificates in:

CE faculty are national experts and leaders in their respective fields. Our goal is to meet your professional development and career advancement needs through high quality continuing education programs.

Our interdisciplinary team develops and delivers high quality course work and CE classes. Your professional development and career advancement are our top priorities.

  • earn CE credits
  • meet licensing requirements
  • expand your skillset to meet growing employer demands
  • enhance your ability to improve lives

Upcoming Continuing Education Workshops

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    May 15, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Day 2 of Private Practice Tips & Techniques for Social Workers will build on the content presented on Day 1. Participants will review their draft strategic plans & other progress since Day 1. Feedback/coaching will be provided by presenter as well as other course participants. In addition, options for marketing strategies supporting their strategic plan will be covered. Tips & techniques for becoming credentialed by insurance companies, operating under managed care & effective contracting with new clients will also be presented. Final coaching & creation of action plans will wrap up the Day 2 course.

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  2. Online License Exam Prep Course »

    December 21, 2015 (all day)

    IMPORTANT: Books will be shipped one to two business day after you register. Please note that it may take up to 7 business days for your book to reach you. Books cannot be shipped to PO Box addresses.

    This online review course is designed to help you prepare for either the Masters, Advanced Practice, or Clinical licensure examination. This two-month self-paced course gives you access to the highest quality review materials, in addition to the support of an instructor and other course participants. With this online course, you will receive:

    A two-volume set of study guides with 1,600 practice questions (published by the Social Work Examination Services Inc.) Guidance on developing a self-directed study plan Online forum for ongoing support on major content areas Access to recorded lectures and podcasts on major content areas Virtual office hours for guidance and coaching Other electronic resources to promote learning

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  3. DSM 5: Updates for Professionals »

    December 31, 2015 (all day)

    This continuing education module is geared toward licensed professionals trained in clinical diagnosis holding masters degree and clinical training as outlined in their states licensing requirements. This module reviews the changes reflected in the new DSM 5 and it is recommended that participant have their DSM 5 available for the exercises.

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    The University of Michigan Friends and Family promotion allows UM SSW alumni, faculty, MSW students and field instructors to take the course for only $69.00.

    Register here »

The University of Michigan School of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, provider MICEC-0003, and is an approved provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB),, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program, provider # 1212. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program.

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