Social Services Designee Program

 Start Date - End Date

June 01, 2021 - March 31, 2023

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Friday, March 31, 2023

Late Registration Starts

Friday, March 31, 2023

PLEASE CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date SSD Online Training registration page

The course consists of 13 modules. These modules can be taken at your own pace, the perfect complement to your busy schedule. There are no minimum requirements as the course is designed for entry level individuals

The program was written by D. Michael Splain, LCSW Consultant, along with several outside consultants.

After registering for this course, you will need to access the QCHF Learning Center. To access the QCHF Learning Center, start at this web site Simply log in to your account on this website and click on your name, which appears in the upper right hand corner next to the login button. This takes you to your Member Dashboard - select “Learning Center” listed under events.

Attendees must be individually registered and logged in to the event on their own device, for the entire presentation to receive continued education (CE) hours and certificate.

There are two required books for the program, which are included with the registration fee. Please notify QCHF at with your order confirmation number and both books will be shipped directly to the registrant. The two required books for the program are:

A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers, by Elise M. Beaulieu, ACSW, LCSW, Springer Publishing Company, ISBN 0-8261-1533.

Psychosocial Interventions in Long-Term Care, an Advanced Guide, by Gary Hartz, Ph.D. and D. Michael Splain, LCSW, Taylor and Francis Publishing Company, ISBN 0-7890-0189-6; (800) 634-7064.

Upon completion of the program QCHF will issue a certificate of completion, along with a SSD pin for the SSD to wear.

CE Hours:
Registrants must be individually logged in for the full one hour to receive a total of one CE hour (NHAP - 24 & BRN - 24) Must be completed by April 5, 2023 to be eligible for Continued Education (CEs) or Certificate of completion

BOARD REFUND POLICY: In order to receive a refund, cancellations for QCHF/CAHF classes must be made five (5) business days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations must be in writing to . Transfer of registration is done ONLY if notified in writing prior to the start of the class.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Non-Member Registration $1353.00
Member Registration $629.00
Complimentary QCHF/CAHF Staff Registration $0.00

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Sacramento, CA

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