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March 2008Vol. 9, No. 2Tribal Child Welfare Certification

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) has developed a certification process that lends itself to the growing and changing field of Tribal child welfare. Through the Tribal child welfare certification process, NICWA intends to enhance the quality of child welfare services provided to American Indian children and families by ensuring that Tribal child welfare programs have access to staff trained in the specialized knowledge and skills needed to provide the most effective services.

Candidates interested in certification are accepted through an application process and must successfully complete a certification exam. Applicants must meet certain education, employment, training, and professional competency requirements.

Complete information about the certification process is available online: