The Child Welfare Certification process is designed for individuals hired by an FCB recognized child welfare services provider who are not certified in Child Welfare at the time of hire.  These applicants enjoy direct employer-provided support related to training, testing and other professional development activities necessary to earn provisional and full certification.  Applicants who separate from their employer before earning the CWPI, CWCM or CWLC credential MAY NOT complete the certification process.


Please download and read the Child Welfare Certification Process Step-by-Step Instructions for the details of how to apply; register and administer an exam; complete on-the-job requirements; and the process for being awarded full certification.  

Click on the “Launch Button” below to view a brief presentation about the Child Welfare Certification Process.

Launch Presentation

 

The FCB has assigned a certification specialist to be the primary point of contact for child welfare applicants by DCF region.  If you have any questions, please see FCB-Certification-Specialist-Staff-Assignment-to-DCF-Regions for contact information.


PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATION


PRESERVICE APPLICANTS AND TITLE IV-E STIPEND APPLICANTS

Child Welfare Provisional Certification Applicant Registration Form

Child Welfare Provisional Certification Applicant Registration Form ATTACHMENT

Application Requirement Forms

All of the following forms AND the Child Welfare Provisional Certification Application fee ($100) and the CWPI or CWCM Exam fee ($100) must be received and approved by the FCB a minimum of 10 business days before the requested test date.  

Child Welfare Certification Application: Provisional Status

Level 2 Background Verification Form

Formal Education-Degree Verification Form

Pre-Service Training Verification Form

Child Welfare Provisional Extension Policy and Application


PRESERVICE WAIVER APPLICANTS

CW Provisional Certification WAIVER APPLICANT Registration Form (9-21-16)

Application Requirement Forms

All of the following forms AND the Child Welfare Provisional Certification Application fee ($100) and the CWPI or CWCM Exam fee ($100) must be received and approved by the FCB a minimum of 10 business days before the requested test date.  

Child Welfare Certification Application: Provisional Status

Level 2 Background Verification Form

Formal Education-Degree Verification Form

Child Welfare Individual Waiver Eligibility Form


Examination and Retesting Forms

Child Welfare Retest Request Form

Remedial Training Plan Form


FULL CERTIFICATION


PRESERVICE APPLICANTS AND TITLE IV-E STIPEND APPLICANTS

Application Requirement Forms

All of the following forms AND the Certification Upgrade Application fee ($100) must be received and approved by the FCB a minimum of 10 business days before the requested test date.  

Child Welfare Certification Application: Certified Status

On-the-Job Supervision and Competency Verification Form

Related Work Experience Verification Form


PRESERVICE WAIVER APPLICANTS

Application Requirement Forms

All of the following forms AND the Certification Upgrade Application fee ($100) must be received and approved by the FCB a minimum of 10 business days before the requested test date.  

Child Welfare Certification Application: Certified Status

On-the-Job Supervision and Competency Verification Form

Related Work Experience Verification Form

Individual Training Plan Verification Form – (Coming soon! If you have questions, please contact Auna Moore)  


DUAL CERTIFICATION


Dual Certification Application and Forms

The Child Welfare Dual Certification program allows individuals who hold any of the FCB’s recognized child welfare credentials in good standing to also earn and hold any of the following child welfare credentials:  Certified Child Welfare Protective Investigator (CWPI); Certified Child Welfare Case Manager (CWCM); or the Certified Child Welfare Licensing Counselor (CWLC).

The Child Welfare Dual Certification Application and fee ($65) must be received by the FCB before submitting training, work experience and supervision forms.  

CW Dual Certification Full Candidate Guide 1-7-15

CW Dual Application For Certification

CW Dual Training Verification Form

CW Dual Direct Supervision Verification Form

CW Dual Work Verification Form

Related Policies, Applications and Support Documents

CWCM Core Competencies and Test Blueprint

CWPI Core Competencies and Test Blueprint

CWP Extension Policy and Application (2-24-15)