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Certified Advanced Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker

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National Association of Social Workers
Certified Advanced Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker
750 1st Street NE, Suite 700, Washington
DC 20002-4241


Social workers who hold the C-ACYFSW have: A current NASW membership; An MSW degree from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); Twenty (20) contact hours of population-specific education;
Documented one (1) year and 1,500 hours of paid, supervised, post-MSW children, youth, and family social work experience;
Provided an evaluation from an approved supervisor; Provided a reference from an MSW colleague; One of the following: ACSW, DCSW, and/or current state MSW-level license or an ASWB MSW-level exam passing score; and
Agreed to adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics and the NASW Standards for Continuing Professional Education, and are subject to the NASW adjudication process.

Certified Advanced Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker Website


Work Experience Required? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 2 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? No

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

This certification is related to Career and Technical Education Career Clusters.
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