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Social Work Reference Center Continuing Education Modules

This article demonstrates how to access and use the Continuing Education (CE) Modules in Social Work Reference Center (SWRC).

Actively practicing social work professionals are required to continue their education in order to remain licensed. Continuing Education (CE) requirements vary by employer and state.

Social Work Reference Center (SWRC) Continuing Education (CE) modules are interactive educational modules that allow social work professionals to satisfy CE requirements online. They contain the latest topics on patient care and drug administration and are included in SWRC at no additional charge. Each CE module consists of course material, an interactive review, and a competency test with a certificate of completion.

Depending on the course, it can take from one to several hours to complete a CE course. Course materials may be read online or printed for study purposes. You cannot save a partially-completed course exam and return to it at a later time. To obtain the CE Units, you must take and pass the course’s CE Module exam.

When the exam is passed, the system will provide you with a certificate of complete. In addition, if the “Educator” field in your user profile is populated with the email address of your educator and you elect to notify your educator by selecting Yes in the user profile, then the system will automatically send an email and your certificate to your social work educator when a module is successfully completed. Certificates are good for two full years from the date of completion. (Check with your state’s governing body for specific information covering your area of practice.)

The taking of the exams and issuance of CE credits is open to social work professionals and allied health professionals. Before taking the exam you will be prompted for your name and license information.

CINAHL Information Systems is accredited internationally by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

To access and use CE Modules:

  1. From any search screen, select Continuing Education from the More drop-down menu in the top toolbar.

    CE Modules link

  2. The CE Modules browse screen is displayed. Browse by entering a term in the Browse for field and click Browse.

    Click on a title link to retrieve the CE Module you would like to study.

    CE browse screen

  3. A new window will open. The first time you access a CINAHL CE Module you must set up an account by clicking on the Pre-registration link. For a page of available FAQs, click the FAQ link.

    CE module sign-in

  4. Fill out the Pre-Registration form in order to access the CE Modules. Note: You will receive an email with an ‘unlock code’ before you can enroll.

    pre-registration form

  5. After enrolling with your emailed unlock code, select Social Work Reference Center.

    select a product screen

    The chosen CE Module is displayed.

  6. Click the Accept link at the bottom of the screen after reading the disclaimer to continue.

    accept the disclaimer screen

  7. After accepting the disclaimer, you will be able to access the CE Module you selected. To access the Course Materials, click the link at the bottom of the page.

    access the course materials screen

  8. The Course Materials for your CE Module will be displayed.

    CE module course materials

  9. For more information on the CE Module process, click the How To Use button.

    how to use information

  10. Click Interactive Review to take a practice test. When you are finished reviewing the Course Materials and have taken the practice test, click Take Test to take the test to receive Continuing Education Credits.

    Note: Taking the Interactive Review is optional.

    interactive review

  11. Fill out your personal profile, including your state or nationally issued license number, to allow for your continuing education credits to be credited to you and records maintained and then click Update.

  12. Then click Yes, I am ready to take the test.

    take the test screen

  13. You will have only two - opportunities to take the test and pass it. If you do not pass the test on the first attempt, you will be given 72 hours to review the materials again and take the test. After passing the test you will be issued a certificate which you may download and/or print.

    NOTE: If you have taken and failed with both attempts you will not be given credit and you will not receive CEU credits. You may, however, select a different CE module for study and take its exam when you are ready.

    CINAHL® Education certificates are good for 2 full years from the date of completion. Check with your state's governing body for specific information covering your area of practice.

    Transcripts may be obtained by clicking the Transcript link:

    transcript link