Online Certificate in Working with Veterans and Their Families



New Online Certificate!
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Temple’s University College at Harrisburg is proud to offer this completely online, self-paced certificate program.

In this self-paced certificate program, offered completely online, professional helpers, such as social workers, counselors, pastoral counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and first responders will gain the knowledge necessary to practice in settings with military service members, veterans and their families.


Certificate Program Objectives

At the successful completion of the ten-module program series, you will:

  • Increase competence in meeting the public health challenge of returning service members

  • Be equipped with knowledge that informs your work with military service members, veterans and their families


How it Works

  • The self-paced certificate program is offered completely online in ten modules.

  • You may start the modules at any time after registration, but each module must be completed within 90 days from the day of registration. You will have six months to complete the entire certificate program of ten modules.

  • Completion of each module will require a commitment of approximately two hours for each entire module.

  • All modules are hosted within the CANVAS course learning management system.

  • Each module consists of the following essential learning elements:

    • Presentations on key concepts (video clips and slides)

    • Required readings: Articles or links to articles on key concepts

    • Knowledge Checks: Self-assessments to test your understanding

    • Discussion Forums

    • Module Quiz

    • Additional Resources

  • To pass each module, you must obtain 80% or more for the Module Quiz.


Continuing Education

  • The Certificate Program of ten modules offers learners 20 Continuing Education (CE) Hours.

    • All modules must be completed to receive the Certificate.

  • Modules may be taken individually for CE credit (2 CE’s per module completed).

Temple Harrisburg is a PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors pre-approved provider of continuing education. These continuing education hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW/LMFT/LPC biennial license renewal.