For more than a decade, Professional Programs and Training (PPAT) has worked with the Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work to provide post-degree courses and programs for social workers. Every licensed social worker is required to complete 45 hours of continuing education with five hours in ethics and two hours in pain, physical and/or mental, every three years.

Open Enrollment Classes

Non-credit classes and symposiums in topics of interest to social work professionals are available throughout the year. Taught by professors and lecturers from the School of Social Work, our instructors are advocates for social change and committed to sharing their experience and resources with class participants. Join us on campus to learn more about these topics and complete your continuing education requirements.

Free and Convenient Parking

Parking is close by and each participant receives a parking voucher to use when exiting our pay lot.

Since 2008, PPAT has offered more than 75 relevant, social work courses covering pertinent topics such as human trafficking, ethics, trauma, autism spectrum disorders and pain management. We have provided more than 500 clinicians and school social worker professionals with skills that can be implemented the next day to their clients. All of our continuing education programs are approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.

Contact Us

Julie Newland
[email protected]

For all other inquiries, contact [email protected] or call 734.487.2259 or 800.932.8689.