Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership University of Wisconsin - Madison

Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership
UW Madison
Division of Continuing Studies
445 Henry Mall, Room 510
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-7291
Fax: (608) 262-7117


To view and register for trainings, you will need to use the PDS Online system. This can be accessed at Instructions for how to use the PDS Online system are available at

Fees and Payment

The member rate registration fee applies to county child welfare staff and is $20.00 per day of training. Staff from private agencies who often team with child welfare staff in serving the same families also pay the $20 rate. The fee for other private agencies is $100.00 per day. Special rates may be charged for certain trainings. If you have questions about what rate applies to you call Erik Pritzl at (608) 890-0975.

The Partnership mails invoices to your agency after the training has been completed. Checks are to be made payable to UW Madison and mailed to the Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership, UW Madison School of Human Ecology, 1300 Linden Drive, Suite 1103, Madison, WI 53706. Please include the name of the person and the training title with the payment. Counties may also pay in advance.

ADA/Special Needs

The Partnership will make every effort to accommodate special needs and make sure you have a good learning environment. Please contact us at (608) 262-7291 as soon as possible so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Cancellation and No Show Policy

If you need to cancel your registration please do so no later than three business days prior to the start of the training. Cancellations received less than three business days prior or no shows are subject to the full registration fee. To cancel, please email unless you are close to the 3 day deadline then call (608) 262-7291 to cancel.

Program Changes/Training Cancellation

If there are changes or cancellations to a training, we will make every effort to notify you immediately by email, fax or phone and we will try to post them on the website. Please check your e-mail the day before training for any notifications and reply that you have received the notice.


Addresses for training locations are listed for each training. If the location has a web site, that link is also provided. If you have questions about getting to a training location, please call us at (608) 262-7291. We do not arrange for room blocks for lodging. Please contact the hotel directly to make your individual reservation. For lodging in Madison near the Training Center go to Locations and Directions.

Continuing Education Hours (CEH)/Training Requirements

Completion of sessions will be documented in PDS Online and available in the transcript. These hours will be determined based on the training Sign-in Sheet. Please be sure to sign in and out each day and note your travel time and mileage. If you must miss a portion of the training, please notify our staff and note the time you arrived or left on the sign in sheet. You receive CEHs for the number of hours actually attended. If you have questions about your CEHs please e-mail Brandi at

For Social Work Certification purposes, we recommend you keep information about the content of each training you attend in addition to your CEHs to verify that the training met the requirements stated in the Wisconsin Administrative Code: MPSW 8: Continuing Education.

For the DCF training requirements for all child welfare workers (HFS 43), your hours of completion for pre-service, foundation and on-going training need to be entered into the Training Tab in eWiSACWIS by your supervisor or someone designated by your agency. Your supervisors will be notified if you miss a significant portion of the training and will decide if you need to repeat the training.