No. This certificate program is not a certification. It provides participants with a curriculum that supports more intensive study in a particular specialty area. Our certificate programs are not designed to be certifications for performance of particular jobs or tasks.
Students will need access to high-speed internet and a computer with a webcam for live Q&A sessions with the certificate leader and other participants. Instructions for accessing the course website and orientation information about course technology are provided prior to the course.
1098-T tax forms are not provided for CE programs. Participants should talk to a tax advisor to determine if there is an appropriate way to claim their CE program payments.
In order for participants to complete (e.g., "pass") the certificate program, they must complete all listed requirements, which includes receiving a passing score on quizzes/post-tests and completing evaluations. The quizzes/post-tests include a few multiple-choice and true-false questions that cover the course content. The certificate itself is not graded: Participants either complete or do not complete.
Please see the CE policies page.
Please refer to the instructions you were provided in the orientation email., which include contact information for troubleshooting.
You do not need a high-end webcam in order to participate--there are decent webcams for as low as $20.00. You can plug in most webcams by using an USB port and downloading the software for that particular webcam.
You might also want to consider getting a headset with a microphone, which can help minimize background sounds and improve the quality of your learning experience. Headsets are not required but many participants find them helpful.
This hybrid certificate program combines pre-recorded videos that you view and work through at your own pace, as well as live interactive sessions, in which you will learn with the instructor and other participants by Zoom. Reading materials and study aids will be located on a course website that you can access throughout the program.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106