Professional Development Institute

Simmons School of Social Work is a leader in providing professional continuing education for social workers. We offer Category I Continuing Education credits to social workers.

Professional Development Institute


CE Information

CEs will be available to each professional education participant. To be eligible for CEs, participants must be present for any workshop in its entirety. Participants are required to sign in and sign out. Certificate program participants may miss up to two class sessions, but will be required to make up any missed session by completing an alternative assignment. CE certificates will be issued by the instructor at the conclusion of each workshop or program.

Confirmations, Cancellations, Refunds

Notification of acceptance to the program and registration will be acknowledged via e-mail. A program that has insufficient enrollment will be canceled one week in advance. You will be notified if the program is canceled and receive a full refund.

In the event you must cancel your registration, you will receive a refund if you cancel at least ten days prior to the beginning of a program. If you cancel within ten days prior to the beginning of a program, you will receive a credit for the full tuition.

Participants who withdraw from certificate programs after they start will receive a credit proportional to the number of weeks they attended the program; the maximum credit for withdrawal is 75% of the full tuition. A $100 administrative fee with be deducted from all refunds and credits.


You may register and pay for courses online using a credit card.


The cost for each workshop and certificate program is listed with each program. Payment in full must accompany your registration. Payment may be made by check, money order or credit card.


Scholarships are not available.


All programs are held at Simmons College, 300 The Fenway. Get directions »


Food service is available in the Main College Building in the Fens cafeteria and/or Common Grounds Cafe. For directions to Simmons please visit


Parking is available in the Simmons garage. Participants in certificate programs may purchase discount parking for the duration of the program at the Simmons Parking Office in the Main College Building, E-008. Participants in day-long workshops may also park in the Simmons garage. They will be given discount coupons to use when exiting the garage. For more parking information please go to