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Oncology Social Work Certification

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Board of Oncology Social Work Certification
Oncology Social Work Certification
Box 137 Tenents Harbor
MA 04860


Mission: To promote excellence in psychosocial care to oncology patients, families, caregivers and their community through the process of oncology social work certification. Benefits: Demonstrates to clients and colleagues that oncology social workers have a defined and specialized skill set; Certification is a public acknowledgment of going beyond what is expected; Certification opens the door for conversations with patients, staff and administrators about the knowledge, experience and commitment needed to attain this designation; Hospitals can use this to demonstrate to surveyors and accrediting bodies that the social workers on staff have attained an exceptional level of experience and competency. This is a strong marketing tool; Some hospitals have provided social workers with financial rewards and incentives for becoming certified.

Oncology Social Work Certification Website


Work Experience Required? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? No

Renewal Required? Every 2 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? No

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

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