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Credit for Learning - How to Use Past Credit Earned

The Credit for Learning program is currently closed. This program provided an opportunity of the Department for Community Based Services to enhance professional development of staff and other human service professionals. It is now closed, however, credits earned may still be used for MSW education at WKU. 

The CFL program was a collaborative relationship between WKU Department of Social Work, University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work, University of Kentucky's College of Social Work, EKU's Training Consortium and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The purpose of this program was to improve the professionalization of the workforce of Kentucky by providing graduate level education. The program aims to increase recruitment and retention.

DCBS Staff and Employees had the opportunity to earn graduate level credit as non-degree seeking graduate students through participation in graduate courses offered through the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University.

Visit the Master of Social Work program at Western Kentucky University to learn more about how CFL graduate credits may apply to an MSW program. 

For additional information on CFL Academy courses and the possibility to transfer Academy credits towards an MSW degree, please contact Dr. Erin Warfel, WKU MSW Program Director at (270)-745-8923 or email: erin.warfel@wku.edu.


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  2. Go to Student Services
  3. Student Records
  4. Enrollment Verification-WKU  
  5. The letter prints out on WKU letterhead signed by Rhonda Jones, Student Records Specialist

If you have questions, contact the registrar’s office: www.wku.edu/registrar.

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Contact us for additional information about WKU's CFL program.


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Dr. Trish Desrosiers
Past CFL Director



CFL Course Listing


 WKU Official Transcript Request

  U.S. Child Welfare Information Gateway

 National Association of Social Workers

 Council on Social Work Education 

 National Child Welfare Workforce Insitution

 Divison of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO)

Student Financial Assistance

LifeSkills Center for Child Welfare Education and Research

Did you know that WKU is the home of Kentucky’s first applied research center for child welfare? Check out the LCCWEAR Website for updates on productivity, ongoing projects, and opportunities to get involved! Child welfare belongs to all of us! 

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 Last Modified 8/12/22