SFW Credential Recertification


Temple University Harrisburg is proud to announce the recertification process for individuals holding the Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers (SFW). One key standard of a credentialing program is that there is a process for ensuring that recipients continue to demonstrate competence through a recertification process. Goals of recertification processes are generally to assess the core knowledge and skills, assess knowledge and skills in a specific area of practice, encourage continued professional development, ensure maintenance of competence and promote lifelong learning. (National Organization for Competency Assurance Basic Guide to Credentialing Terminology, 2006)


Recertification of SFW Credentialed workers is required every three years. The recertification process must be complete by the end of the calendar year in the year it is due.

Individuals receiving their credential in 2014 are now due for recertification. The deadline for completion is December 31, 2017.  (Register here)

Unfortunately, anyone that has received their SFW or FDC credential prior to December 31, 2013 is no longer eligible for recertification. The deadline expired May 1, 2017.  Please see the reinstatement policy below.


This recertification course consists of three online modules and a final quiz. This is a self-paced online course completed through the Blackboard platform.

The three video modules are:

  • ​Reflecting Empathy

  • Powerful Questions

  • ​Introduction to Cultural Humility

Following completion of the three video modules, you will have access to the final Recertification Quiz. The quiz is a short answer exam allowing you the opportunity to demonstrate your competence.