Become a Social Worker

Are you ready to start your dream career? In this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the world of social work, and will learn about the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this career.

What Happens in the Social Worker Certificate Course

The Social Worker Certificate Course Online is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Social Worker). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time online Social Worker Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Social Worker Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Social Worker Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Social Worker Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

Introduction

  • A Career As a Social Worker
  • Social Work Roles (Social Worker/Social Service Worker)
  • History of the Profession
  • Trends in the Field
  • Benefits of a Social Work Career

What a Social Worker Does

  • Regulations and Requirements
  • Specializations
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Client Intake and Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Common Interventions
  • Outreach and Prevention
  • Diversity
  • Ethics and Advocacy
  • Self-Care

Getting Ready

  • Skills and Knowledge You Will Need
  • Learn by Doing
  • Learn From Other Social Work Professionals
  • Education and Training Programs
  • Resources for Self-Study

Getting Hired

  • Employers and Sector Profiles
  • How to Find Job Openings
  • Job-Hunting Materials
  • Job Interviews
  • The Job Offer

Starting Your Own Business

  • Getting Started
  • Financial Matters
  • Strategic Partners
  • Working With Support Staff

Marketing Your Business

  • Choose Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques

Working With Clients

  • Selling Your Services
  • Preparing a Proposal
  • Client Contracts

What Is Included in the Social Worker Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive online Social Worker Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the online Social Worker Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Social Workers for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Social Worker Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Social Worker (e-book editions)

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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SUMMER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Social Worker Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the July 15, 2024 course.

Register today for the Social Worker Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Social Worker Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

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About a Career in Social Work

Are you looking for a career that combines your passions for helping people and social justice with the chance to work in multiple different industries and settings? Does the prospect of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where every day brings new challenges excite you? Do you believe that all people deserve equal respect and opportunity, regardless of their backgrounds and challenges? Do you relish the challenges of helping people to turn their lives around and achieve their dreams, or creating a more just society?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then a career in social work may be perfect for you!

As a social work professional, you’ll have opportunities to work in many different sectors. You’ll find opportunities in health care, education, community development, social services, and criminal justice. You may conduct your work in hospitals, with school boards, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies. Some Social Workers choose instead to be self-employed, providing counseling, consulting, psychoeducational services, and more.

According to several industry reports, there has never been a better time to break into the social work industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that social work careers will grow faster than most sectors in the United States in the coming years, with worker shortages predicted. Given that much of the world is experiencing an aging population, increasing mental health concerns, housing instability, and substance use issues, social work experts are needed more than ever before. This means that there really is no better time to pursue this career!

This is a regulated career that requires extensive higher education and professional licensing. It is important to understand that “Social Worker” is a protected title that typically requires at least a master’s degree, along with a license and registration with a regulatory board. These regulations and requirements will be explored in this course.

Before spending your valuable time and money on advanced degrees and licensing, an introductory course such as this can allow you to learn core concepts and gain insight into the world of social work to help you decide if this is a profession you want to pursue.

Some other social work careers require an associate’s degree or diploma instead, and these options will also be explored in this course.

If self-employment is a dream of yours, this course will also provide information about starting a related business once you have obtained your credentials.

So what are you waiting for? Invest in your future and enroll in this course today to take the first step toward a career in social work.

Note: This course contains discussions of specific social work topics that may be upsetting for some people (e.g., mental health, substance use, violence).

My experience with IAP Career College was exceptional! I loved how the courses get right to the main points and you learn so much in a short period of time.
Kari Miller, Ohsweken, Ontario

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Do Social Workers Make?
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that in 2023, the median annual salary for social workers was $58,380. However, earnings vary among different types of social workers. The BLS also predicts that social work careers will grow faster than most sectors in the United States in the coming years, with worker shortages predicted. Given that much of the world is experiencing an aging population, increasing mental health concerns, housing instability, and substance use issues, social work experts are needed more than ever before. This means that there is no better time to pursue this career!
  • What Does a Social Worker Do?
    As a social work professional, you’ll have opportunities to work in many different sectors. You’ll find opportunities in health care, education, community development, social services, and criminal justice. You may conduct your work in hospitals, with school boards, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies. Some Social Workers choose instead to be self-employed, providing counseling, consulting, psychoeducational services, and more.
  • How Do I Become a Social Worker?
    This is a regulated career that requires extensive higher education and professional licensing. It is important to understand that “Social Worker” is a protected title that typically requires at least a master's degree, along with a license and registration with a regulatory board. These regulations and requirements will be explored in this course. Before spending your valuable time and money on advanced degrees and licensing, an introductory course such as this can allow you to learn core concepts and gain insight into the world of social work to help you decide if this is a profession you want to pursue. Some other social work careers require an associate's degree or diploma instead, and these options will also be explored in this course. If self-employment is a dream of yours, this course will also provide information about starting a related business once you have obtained your credentials.
  • What is the Social Worker Certificate Course?
    IAP Career College’s Social Worker Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Social Worker). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home. It has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in your career.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.