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Level I - Mandatory Specialized Training

After the completion of Child Welfare CORE Training and the successful completion of Hands on Testing, new workers are expected to complete the mandatory specialized workshops within eighteen months following their start date with DHS.  New workers will be enrolled and notified via email when their enrollment schedule is completed.  Workers may view their schedule in KIDS.

(Classes listed below are the required classes for graduates of current COREs or those graduating after July 1, 2014. For a list of required level I classes for workers of previous COREs or those graduating prior to July 1, 2014, please see the main Level I Mandatory Specialized Training page by clicking the link above.)

Courses listed in bold with the following (*) denotes they are approved for CEU credit. For a complete list of courses approved for CEU's, please visit the following page: CEU's for Social Work Licensure

  • CW 1002 - *Introduction to Child Sexual Abuse
  • CW 1003 - *Cross Cultural Competence
  • CW 1004 - Family Centered Services (FCS) Effective July 2013
  • CW 1005 - Specialized CPS Policy
  • CW 1008 - Legal
  • CW 1009 - *Behavior Health and Substance Abuse
  • CW 1010 - Out of Home Care
  • CW 1012 - Interviewing and Engagement Skills for Children
  • CW 1015 - CPS Out of Home Investigations
  • CW 1024 - *Domestic Violence

Level II - Intermediate Specialized Training

Workers in specialized tracks (Child Protective Services, Permanency Planning, Foster Care, Adoptions or Comprehensive) must complete their Level II training within 36 months of their CORE graduation date. With supervisory approval, workers may enroll themselves in these workshops on KIDS.

  • CW 2005 - Advanced CPS Policy
  • CW 2006 - Permanency Tools for Permanency Partners
  • CW 2008 - Advanced Legal
  • CW 2009 - *Exploring the Child Welfare - Substance Abuse Connection
  • CW 2025 - Medical Aspects of Child Abuse
  • CW 2057 - Guiding Principles Overview
  • CW 2111 - *Early Child Development in Child Welfare

Level III - Specialized Training

These trainings are for experienced staff who have completed their Level I and Level II specific tracks.

Misc - Specialized Optional Training

With SUPERVISORY APPROVAL, any worker may enroll themselves in these workshops on KIDS regardless of their status of completion in Level I, II or III trainings.

Contact Information

Child Welfare Training Program
OU/OKDHS Training and Research Center
617 W. Rock Creek Road Norman, OK 73069
Phone: (405) 573-9191 | Fax: (405) 573-9292 | Email: Child Welfare Training



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