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Online Red Book Training – Spring 2023

March 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - April 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm MDT

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This online Red Book Training Course is designed to assist you in preparing for the Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) examination. It can also serve as an overall review of dependency competency areas. The course will consist of seven weekly webinars. The material covered in the course is drawn from Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and Agencies in Neglect, Abuse, and Dependency Cases (4th Edition). The course is intended to assist you in breaking the material down, focusing on important concepts, and guiding you through the material in the Red Book. This course will not cover every part of every chapter. The instructor has made intentional decisions about what information to cover in the time that is allotted for the course. If part of a chapter is not covered, that does not mean that content will not appear on the exam. Therefore, you should incorporate any parts that are not covered into your self-study plans.

View the Schedule and Syllabus 

The registration fee is $225 per person for groups and NACC members ($125 for CWLS; $300 for nonmembers) and includes access to live sessions, recordings, the electronic Red Book, and the RBTC workbook!

Click here to become a Member of NACC for discount pricing.

Important: Information given for each webinar session on the syllabus lists the section of the Red Book and corresponding chapters, and sections within each chapter, that will be covered. Please note that prior to each week it will be helpful if you have read the chapters and sections that will be covered. Sessions 1, 2, and 7 will be 90 minutes long. Sessions 3-6 will be 75 minutes long.

All sessions begin at 5:00pm Eastern.

Can’t make it to the live sessions?  Don’t worry, all sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing at the attendee’s convenience. 

Registration includes access to the electronic version of the Red Book and session recordings from registration to three months after the conclusion of the course. Hardcopies of the Red Book are available for purchase. Please note: A hardcopy Red Book is included in the Child Welfare Law Specialist application fee. If you are a CWLS applicant, please see the General Information step of your application for ordering instructions.

This course is pending accreditation by the Colorado Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for a maximum of 11.4 units of credit (50-minute hour), including a maximum of 0 units of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity credit and 0 units of Legal Ethics credit.

This program is pending approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 9.5 hours of CLE credit, including a maximum of 0 hours of Professional Conduct credit.


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