CCSSW Certification

Social workers who are interested in earning the CCSSW (Certified Clinical Sports Social Worker) designation, for example John Smith, MSW, LCSW, CCSSW, can prepare for the certifying exam by completing the full program (2024), or the immersion program, or they can simply sit for the exam (starting in 2024). A study guide will be available (Fall 2023) for the exam for those who want to move forward and take the exam.

The CCSSW Exam will be a 150-175 multiple choice exam covering athlete mental health; specific scenarios; policies of athletic governing bodies; and other content related to well-being at the high school, college, Olympic and professional levels.

The CCSSW designation will be valid for two years and in order to renew, CCSSW’s will be required to complete 20 CEU’s applicable to athlete wellness.

To acquire the CCSSW designation students will be required to complete or provide evidence they have completed clinical work with athletes (the number of hours, population, etc. will be determined on a case-by-case basis).


The study guide will be available in the Fall of 2023.

Complete the form below to request information about CCSSW Certification.

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