Department of Social Work

Training for Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment

As part of the registration of the Lehman College M.S.W. Program with the Office of the Professions of the New York State Education Department, prior to graduation, all M.S.W. students must complete the state-mandated two-hour training in identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. A Certificate of Completion for this training is also required for application to the New York State Department of Education for the LMSW license. This training is offered by the Lehman College M.S.W. Program for second year M.S.W. students during the Spring semesters, there is no charge for the training. A Certificate of Completion will be issued only to those who are in attendance for the entire two hours. Students' transcripts will include information indicating completion of the training.

As an alternative, students can take the training elsewhere or online. However that will be at the student's own expense. The Certificate of Completion must be given to the MSW Program Director in Carman Hall, Room B-18 no later than May 1st prior to graduation. Since it may take several weeks to receive the Certificate of Completion, students who take the training online or elsewhere should arrange to do it early enough so that graduation is not delayed.

Students who already have a valid Certificate of Completion are not required to repeat the training, but must provide a copy of their Certificate to the M.S.W. Program Director in Carman Hall, Room B-18 no later than May 1. Students may choose to repeat the training.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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