Cleveland State University offers educational programs that prepare students to obtain licensure or certification that is required for employment in certain professions. Admission into and graduation from such educational programs does not guarantee professional licensure or certification. States determine whether to regulate a profession and determine the requirements that must be met to obtain a license or certification necessary for a profession. In addition to educational requirements, states may require additional items including but not limited to: background checks, fingerprinting, examinations, continuing education and letters of reference. State requirements for licensure or certification are subject to change based on changes in law or regulations. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing or certification body in a state to seek information and guidance regarding the requirements for licensure or certification. Contact information for the relevant boards is provided for each state and program below.
The Master of Social Work prepares students for licensure as a social worker. Cleveland State University has reviewed the educational program requirements for licensure as a social worker. For each state, Cleveland State University has either: determined the Master of Social Work curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification, determined the Master of Social Work curriculum does not meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification, or has not made a determination that the Master of Social Work curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification. These determinations are provided in the table below.
|State||Meets/ Does Not Meet/ Undetermined||Notes|
|California||Meets||Requires 12 hour course on California Law and Ethics|
|Maine||Does Not Meet|
|Michigan||Meets||Requires specific training on implicit bias and human trafficing.|
|New York||Undetermined||Requires specific continuing education offered by NY State approved provider on child abuse.|