Wisconsin Social Worker Training Certificate (SWTC) Guide - 2024

AKA: Wisconsin SWTC Certificate

Social Worker License

by Social Worker License Staff

Updated: May 20th, 2022

Social Worker Training Certificate (SWTC)

If you do not have a BSW but still want to pursue a social work career in Wisconsin, you have the option to apply for a Social Worker Training Certificate. It is a program that can give you the opportunity to be employed in the social work field without possessing a social work education.

To qualify, you need a bachelor’s degree in human services such as sociology, psychology, or criminal justice. The transcript should show:

  • You had an introductory course with an overview of the field.
  • A course focused on ethics and values.
  • Qualitative and quantitative social research methods and statistics.

Upon meeting the requirements, you can apply by:

  1. Submitting the SWTC application form.
  2. Pay the $10 fee for the course.
  3. Have your school mail your transcript to the DSPS.
  4. Complete the course requirements.
  5. Complete the required experience of 400 hours of social work.
  6. Provide the documentation to the DSPS upon completion of requirements.

Once the board sees you have completed all the necessary steps, you will be allowed to apply for CSW.