Social Work Training Certificate

The psychology department has worked with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to create a listing of courses that will qualify psychology and criminal justice graduates to successfully apply for a social worker training certificate.

Download an overview of the requirements for the Social Worker Training Certificate.

Students must complete the following courses:

  • PSYCH 2930            Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • PSYCH 4930            Techniques of Counseling
  • CRIMJUST 4530      Social Welfare Policy
  • PSYCH 4950            Social Work Practice with Groups and Families
  • CRIMJUST 4540      Social Work Practice with Communities, Organizations, and Institutes

Students must complete a 400-hour Cooperative Field Experience (internship) with a supervisor on site who has either a bachelor’s in social work or master’s in social work and certification in the State of Wisconsin or students can gain this supervision through an entry level social work job.

Graduates holding the Social Worker Training Certificate must pass state and national exams before being certified as Basic Level Social Workers.