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Help: Self Study Courses

What is a Self Study Course?

Self study courses include video, text/transcript, and audio courses. Video courses are slide show presentations with voiceover that are streamed from our website and viewed on your computer. Often, these presentations include multimedia, as well. You can play, pause, rewind, and review these courses as needed. Most video courses are recorded versions of live webinars and others are presentations produced specifically for this format. As the courses are self-paced, you can watch a video during one session or over several sessions. Text courses are original articles offered for CE/CEUs. Audio courses are the audio track of a recorded live webinar with no visual elements; audio courses are similar to podcasts and can be downloaded to your local device. All self study courses are self-paced. You can access multiple formats of the courses (when available) by registering or re-registering for the course and selecting the desired format. Please note that you will only be able to obtain CE credit for the course one time.

Can I earn CE/CEUs for a Self Study Course?

YES! The vast majority of self study courses are offered for CEUs/Hours, but you must verify which courses are offered and for which credits. Please note that once a self study course is selected, you have 30 days past the selection date to take the CE Test and earn CEUs/Hours.

How do I register for a Self Study Course?

Visit the Continued Social Work home page; sign in to your Continued Social Work account and click on the "Search Courses" link. Search the course library by format by selecting the course format icon (video, text, or audio). To select a course, click on the "Register Now" button, choose the desired format, and select the "Start Course" button.

What do I need to view a video course?

  • Windows or Mac based computer or mobile device
  • Broadband internet connection (DSL, Cable)
  • A web browser (i.e. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox)
  • Speakers and/or headphones connected to your computer to listen to the presentation.

How do I start a video course?

Please make sure you have all needed software/hardware installed on your computer as listed above.

  • Go to the Continued Social Work main page.
  • Login to your Continued Social Work account.
  • Select the "Search Courses" link.
  • Search video course listings
  • Click on the button marked "Register."
  • Select the 'Start Course Now' button once you completed the registration process

How do I download copies of the handouts?

If handouts are available, they can be downloaded from several locations prior to viewing the recorded course. The handouts are available on the course details page, as well as just above the content/playback window. Simply click on the file name to download the handouts.

course video playback page with the location of course handout files highlighted

It is at the discretion of the Presenter if there will be any handouts for a given course, therefore, not all video courses will have handouts that can be downloaded and printed out. Download files are typically in PDF format. Click here to download and install Adobe Reader (free).

During a video course how do I Pause/Rewind?

There is a player bar in the lower-left corner of the screen to pause/play the recorded course. To move forward or backward within the recording, simply click and drag the time indicator within the player bar. A sample screenshot is shown below highlighting the location of the player bar and play/pause control.

Course video playback page with the video player bar and book mark feature locations highlighted

Troubleshooting / What should I do if I cannot access a video course?

Here are the most common steps you can take if you are having trouble accessing a video course:

Step 1: Make note of any error message that you have seen. This will be important if you need to call us for technical support.

Step 2: Video courses are streaming videos that rely upon internet connectivity. To maximize your bandwidth, please close all other windows/programs and utilize a hard-wired connection. If your issues persist, it is recommended you try another web browser.

How do I earn CE/CEUs for participating in a Self Study Course?

You will be required to obtain a passing score of 80% on a brief multiple-choice examination. You will be given immediate feedback regarding the results of your exam and the opportunity to repeat the exam one additional time, if necessary.

You can access your exam by visiting the Continued Social Work home page. Log into your Continued Social Work user account and navigate to the dashboard. Click on the Resume button for the course you wish to complete and select the Take Exam option.

It is important to note that once you have selected a self study course you have 30 days to take the CE exam to earn CEUs/Hours.

Additional CE processing information can be found on our CE/CEUs Processing help page.

Are accommodations available?

Yes! Continued Social Work is committed to ensuring accessibility to the widest possible audience. Recorded webinars include English closed captions as well as a downloadable PDF transcript of the video. Learners can re-watch recorded webinars and bookmark progress. If you have questions or requests, or if you would like to report an accessibility-related issue, please email

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