NACC Training

Online Red Book Training Course

NACC’s signature online Red Book Training Course is an opportunity for practitioners to brush up on their knowledge of federal child welfare law and learn how to enhance their representation of children, parents, or the agency. The course also includes strategies and tools for attorneys preparing to take the Child Welfare Law Specialist certification exam. The course draws material from Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and Agencies in Neglect, Abuse, and Dependency Cases (4th Edition). An experienced Child Welfare Law Specialist teaches the course.

NACC generally offers this multi-week course two or three times per year.

For more information on CWLS Certification, see our CWLS Certification page.


All sessions start at 3:00pm MT

sPring Session

Tuesdays, April 16–June 4

fall Session

Tuesdays, September 24–November 12


Includes access to live sessions, recordings, the electronic Red Book, and the RBTC workbook!

  • $225 per person for groups and NACC members
  • $125 for CWLS
  • $300 for nonmembers

Become an NACC member for a discount!


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. To purchase a hard copy of the Red Book, please select your desired quantity of books during check out for this course.


California (60-minute hour)
This participatory activity has been accredited by the State Bar of California for a maximum of 12 hours of general credit. Live and on-demand viewing are both participatory activities since NACC confirms duration of attendance. Attorneys must sign in for CLE after completion of the course. Credits will be reported within 60 days of completion.

Colorado (50-minute hour)
This course is accredited by the Colorado Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for a maximum of 14 units of general credit (live and on-demand). Attorneys must sign in for CLE after completion of the course. Colorado is a self-report state.

Attorneys in all other jurisdictions must seek CLE accreditation individually if desired.

Onsite Red Book Training

NACC also offers its signature Red Book Training as a one-day, onsite training. Email
NACC to host a Red Book training in your state.

Become an NACC Member

Your Practice is our purpose

Join the NACC Community! NACC provides training and resources to attorneys, advocates, and professionals who work in child welfare law. NACC also works to improve the system alongside children and families. NACC promotes excellence, builds community, and advances justice.

Benefits of Membership

  • The Guardian law journal
  • Member Webinars
  • Listserv
  • Annual conference discount
  • Discount on trainings, CWLS certification, and publications