Human Services Certificate in Child and Family Services

Description and Outcomes

The Human Services Certificate in Child and Family Services is designed for individuals who want to secure a position or potential promotion in the field of human services. The curriculum will introduce you to child and family services and provide basic skills and general knowledge. Consider this program if you have a goal of making a difference in the lives of others.

Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to certain Purdue Global degree programs.

Program Length

The Human Services Certificate in Child and Family Services program consists of a minimum of 43 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.

Program Outcomes

  1. Examine developmental milestones of children and adolescents.
  2. Recognize appropriate skills required of a human service professional.
  3. Assess client needs to determine appropriate interventions and/or services.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.


Progression Requirements

If you enroll in the Human Services Certificate in Child and Family Services, you will have all course-level prerequisites waived.

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation. Prospective and current students must review Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications site to view program and state-specific licensure information.

Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, and meeting other certification requirements.