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APHSW Certification Program Information Session
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

The APHSW Certification is the first-ever testing and certification process specifically for hospice and palliative social workers. Unlike other certification programs, the APHSW-C designation requires verification of knowledge and competency based on passing an exam specifically and scientifically constructed to reflect the essential knowledge and skills required for specialty practice. Now established, social workers practicing in this specialty can apply for certification. The next administration of the test will be held in September/October 2020. The application will open by July 1, 2020.

This program now provides a process by which a social worker's qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities and experience) are verified for practice in hospice and palliative care. The certification may be preferred or required employment criteria or may be an expectation of accrediting bodies. Employers may expect new hires to work toward this specialty certification knowing that it validates their ability to practice in the field.

Most importantly, this specialty certification assures the public that a practitioner has the knowledge and skills to provide safe, high-­quality care. While both nurses and physicians practicing in palliative and/or hospice care have had evidence­-based competency certification programs for many years, this is the first such program for social workers in this field.

Join SWHPN for an information session hosting Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C, Executive Director of the APHSW Certification Program, on Thursday, June 11 at 3:00 pm EST. Gary will review important information about the next testing period, the APSHW-C designation, and will be available to answer your questions about the APSHW Certification Program. Free to attend, registration is required.


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