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NACC’s new 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 webinars delivered over a period of 13 weeks.  NACC's next courses are scheduled for:


Spring: March 13, 2019 through June 5, 2019

Fall: September 18, 2019 through December 4, 2019 


About the Course

The material covered in the course is drawn from Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases (3rd 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 chapter. The instructor has made intentional decisions about what information to cover in the time that is allotted for the course. If a chapter is not covered, that does not mean that content from that chapter will not appear on the exam. Therefore, you should incorporate any chapters that are not covered into your self-study plans.


Information will be provided before each webinar session including 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. Most weeks, the webinar will be 1 hour long. However, sessions 2 and 7 will be 1.5 hours long in order to cover the material sufficiently. Also, please note that most sessions are every other week with the exception of sessions 6 and 7 which are consecutive weeks.


The cost is $125 per person for groups and NACC Members ($150 for all others). All live sessions are recorded and participants will have access to the recordings for six months (participants who can’t attend certain sessions will be able view the recordings at their leisure). Registration for this course includes access to the electronic version of the Red Book for six months. Hard copies of the Red Book are also available for purchase.


This is a great opportunity for attorneys representing children, parents, and agencies to take their education and practice to the next level and apply for certification during our 40th Anniversary pricing year. One need not be a CWLS applicant in order to take the course, but we do encourage participants to become certified. The CWLS exam can be taken online at the convenience of the applicant and is remotely proctored over video.


NACC’s staff is ready to assist in registering a group for the course, ordering hard copies of the Red Book, and/or coordinating a cohort to become certified as CWLS. Please contact Daniel Trujillo, NACC Certification Director, at for group registrations, additional information about the course, or CWLS certification.




View Spring 2019 Course Schedule and Syllabus


View Fall 2019 Course Schedule and Syllabus



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