Frequently Asked Questions
- What is your cancellation policy?
- When do I need to pay for the course?
- Where do I park?
- Is the time of the event the time the event begins or the time registration begins?
- Do I need to bring anything with me?
- Will I get a certificate of attendance for this course?
- What temperature will the room be?
- What if I need special accommodations?
- Why are classes different prices?
- Why don't courses provide lunch?
- Are classes offered through Grand Valley "approved" for social work continuing education?
- Where can I find other approved social work continuing education classes in Michigan?
- Why do you need my social work license number?
- How do I find my social work license number?
- How do I know when my license expires?
- Are class materials going to be made available for me to download?
- I am planning a program or conference and would like to offer CECH's. Who should I contact?
- What is your inclement weather policy?
Should your plans change, you may transfer your registration to another person at any time. Cancellations must be received in writing (via fax or mail) 48 hours prior to class start time. Cancellations received before the deadline will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after the deadline and/or no-shows are not eligible for refunds. If you have questions, please call our office at (616) 331-7180 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment is due upon enrollment both when registering online and over the phone. If there are extenuating circumstances, you may contact our office to see if special arrangements can be made, but there are no guarantees.
Parking depends on the location of the training. See the map and or directions located under our locations information.
The time listed for events usually marks the beginning of the registration period. We encourage participants to arrive around this time (or a few minutes before) so the registration process is not rushed.
Generally speaking, all you will need to bring is a writing utensil and a pad of paper unless otherwise noted in the training description.
Yes. Certificates will either be provided at the conclusion of the course or mailed/emailed after the event.
The room temperature is generally cooler than most people are used to. We suggest that you add an extra layer of clothing just in case.
Please contact our office for information regarding special needs accommodations. We will work with you to insure your needs are met. Office – (616) 331-7180 or email email@example.com
Courses are offered for various prices based on clock hours, grant funding, sponsorships, total expenses, partnerships, and a myriad of other reasons. We try to keep our course prices affordable without sacrificing quality and service.
We try to keep our prices affordable and by offering lunch we would be forced to raise our rates. We have decided to leave lunch up to participants so that they can make their own decisions based on their tastes and budgets.
Yes. All social work continuing education courses offered through this office are approved by the School of Social Work at Grand Valley State University for social work continuing education clock hours.
Visit the website for the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative at http://www.socialworkcec.com/CE/showcourses.php
The reason we make this request is to place your license number on the certificates as required by the State Board of Social Work.
Your social work license number is the number under permanent ID on your wallet-sized copy. It is located in the bottom left corner. It usually begins with a #680. If you cannot find it, we’ll be happy to help you locate it during the event.
Your license expires on April 30th, which falls within 3 years after its original issue date. The expiration date should be noted on your license. To look up additional information regarding your license, you may go to the Department of Community Health’s website and provide your name, profession, and/or license number at https://val.apps.lara.state.mi.us/License/Search
We are in the process of securing course materials in electronic formats so that everything can be accessible on this website for you to download for reference. We hope to have that information available soon.
You should already be working together and planning the event with a Grand Valley School of Social Work faculty member. If so, contact Leslie at (616) 331-7180 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to offer CECHs for your participants through a co-sponsorship agreement.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: If Grand Valley State University closes on Friday due to the weather, this class will also be cancelled. If we are open, but you feel that the weather conditions make it unsafe to attend, we will give you a refund for this class. To check to see if the University is closed, please go to WZZM or WOOD TV either online or on television to see their school closings and cancellations. You may also call the university directly to see if we are open: (616) 331-2020.