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For a complete list of courses approved for CEU's, please visit the following page: CEU's for Social Work Licensure


FAQ's Supervisor Consultation Tools:

Supervisor Case Consultations

Field Observation Assessment (FOA) Tool and Workbook now available for download:

  • Field Observation Assessment (FOA) Workbook: is a useful guide for information and instructions related to the "Field Operation Assessment.
  • Field Observation Assessment (FOA) Tool: is the second assessment in the Supervisor Certification Process. Field Managers and District Directors must complete this assessment for all CWS-IV's under their Supervisor within 120 days of the supervisors' sucessful completion of the Scenario Competency Assessment (SCA).

Child Welfare - Specialist III Certification Handbook

Critical Stress Debriefings: All requests for Critical Stress Debriefings should be directed to Jamie Savage

  • Email: Jamie.Savage@okdhs.org
  • Office Phone: 405-325-9921
  • Cell: 405-317-3048 (After Hours; Weekends/Holidays)

CORE Training

  • Participants will need to have TWO WEEKS in the office prior to attending CORE and have completed the CORE Enrollment Packet.
  • Please refer to the Supervisor Mentor Guide for the most updated information.
  • Enroll Online ENROLLMENT FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED before enrollments are confirmed.

H.O.T. (Hands on Testing)

  • Two-day testing following CORE.
  • Please note this testing if missed, may not be rescheduled.
  • H.O.T. Handbook

Online Training - DHS Learning Management System

Now available!

CW 5206 - Diligent Search Online Training: Enroll through KIDS.

CWA Academy - Child Welfare Assistant Academy: To enroll contact Amanda Dembowski                 Amanda.Dembowski@okdhs.org

Certification Program for Child Welfare Specialists I-IV

Pinnacle Plan Point 3 Initiative 17: By September 1, 2013, OKDHS will develop and implement a certification program for child welfare specialists I-IV, which will require staff to demonstrate necessary skills and knowledge to obtain and maintain certification. Certification will be required prior to moving to the next level. This program compliments competency exams required of new child welfare specialists, ensures all staff achieve certain competencies before advancing to the next level, and provides ongoing training to ensure all staff maintain the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the needs of children and families.   It is imperative that staff not only comply with annual training requirements but also take the initiative to identify areas where extra training is needed to improve personal performance. Multiple trainings are offered to staff to improve knowledge and skill level in a variety of critical areas that are essential to meeting the needs of children and families. 

Contract Performance Reviewer (CPR) Training - contact CQI at 405-522-0330 for dates and to sign up.

In coordination with the DHS CW Training staff, the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect provides competency based training for Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Welfare Specialists and Supervisors. A comprehensive program for new workers and experienced staff is offered for professional development. Training is offered on several levels and is appropriate to a level of experience. Enrollment is processed through the OKDHS KIDS system.
Requirement Changes

Level I & II - There have been some changes to worker requirements concerning Level I & II trainings with some additional courses being required as well as an extension in time of completion. Workers who have finished their Level II requirements before July 1, 2005 are not required to take the new courses. Workers who have not finished their Level II requirements before July 1, 2005 are required to take the additional courses. Those workers still needing Level II courses now have 36 months from the date of their CORE graduation to complete training.

Supervisor and Mentor Guide

The copy of the Supervisor and Mentor Guide (SMG) found on this site is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later to open and print the document..

The MS Word version of this document can be found on the DHS network by going to the bottom of the MS Outlook Folder List on the far left of the MS Outlook screen. At the bottom of the list follow the links listed below until you come to the SMG.

Public Folder -> All Public Folders -> STO DCFS -> CW Training

OKDHS Administrators

OKDHS Administrators use the following link to access worker LMS transcripts and test scores. http://jasper.oucpm.org:8080/jasperserver/login.html

Attached is a copy of the Search Guide "Back to Basics"








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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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