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Social Work Continuing Professional Education Series


Social Work Continuing Professional Education Series (Professional Development, Non-Credit)

When does the Social Work Continuing Professional Education Series launch?

The series kicks off with speaker Jan Fook, Ph.D. who will offer “Critical Reflection: How to make Learning from Experience Transformational” as a two-day, non-credit, on-campus training on 11/14/19 from 1:00pm - 4:30pm EST and 11/15/19 from 9:00am - 4:00pm EST.

How much does it cost to participate in the Critical Reflection: How to Make Learning from Experience Transformational training?

The fee for this two-day training is set at $300 for summer 2019. This rate applies to all participants regardless of your residency.

What does the fee include?

  • Instruction
  • Materials
  • Coffee, lunch and breakfast
  • Continuing Education Units (9 CEUs*)

*CEU's are provided through the Department of Social Work

Is Federal or Institutional Financial Aid available for these events (professional development, non-credit)? Also, is tuition remission available for UVM employees?

No. While participation in the non-credit Social Work Continuing Professional Education does not qualify for federal student grants or loans, University of Vermont scholarships or UVM tuition remission, depending on your home state, this training may qualify for workforce development grants. Contact your State Department of Labor to determine which grants may support individuals seeking education to pursue opportunities for career change.

Are payment plans available for the events in this series (professional development, non-credit)?

No formal payment plans are currently available for this training. Tuition balance must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the start of the training.

What is the payment policy?

All payments must be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of the offering. A participant will not be allowed to attend this training if a balance is due.  Participants have the option of paying in full by credit card, check, or purchase order at the time of registration. Participants must ensure that the balance is paid two weeks prior to the offering. You will receive email reminders if you have a balance due.

If you are paying by a check or purchase order, mail payments to:

University of Vermont CDE
460 South Prospect Street
Burlington VT 05401
ATTN:  Accounts Receivable

What is the refund policy? 

If you need to cancel your attendance from this training, you must notify us via email at at least three days prior to the start date of this program in order to receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee.  If a medical condition necessitates cancellation/withdrawal (documentation provided), this will be reviewed by our Studies Committee for any type of refund.

I’ve participated in workshops before, always by registering with the Social Work Department directly. Why this new process?

Over the past year, Social Work and the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) have been working with our professional partners in the field to offer our high-quality trainings in more formats than we have in previous years. Through this new process, we hope to expand our scope of offerings to attract a wider community of practitioners. This work is aligned with the CESS’s Strategic Plan and builds on the “College’s historic prioritization of teaching, research, and service that are student centered, family-focused, community engaged, culturally competent and collaboratively designed.” We are working closely with our partners in UVM’s Continuing and Distance Education to provide these enhanced services.

I’m interested in taking more classes related to Social Work but don’t wish to complete a master’s program. What are some options, and where can I get more information?

It is sometimes possible to enroll in up to 9 credits in the master’s program without being a matriculated student. A portion of these credits can be transferred into the MSW program later.

For more information about available courses for non-degree students, please contact the Social Work Department at or 802-656-8800. For more information about master’s and doctoral programs in the College of Education and Social Services, please visit: