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Ratings Process Video Announcement 2021-2022

Intern Placement Tracking (IPT)

The Field Education Department utilizes the web-based IPT system to manage field education data. Below you will find a link to a tutorial designed to outline the basic functions of IPT for students  The tutorial includes step-by-step instructions for setting up and using your IPT account, including audio and visual instruction.

Students and field instructors are provided with IPT accounts through the Field Education Department. Once you have been issued a username you can access the system by going to

Please contact your field faculty advisor or the Field Education Department at 216.368.2292 if you need assistance with IPT.

Social Work Trainee (SW-T)–State of Ohio

Students completing field placements in the State of Ohio may apply for or renew the Social Work Trainee (SW-T) through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapy (CSWMFT) Board. Access the application instructions.

The Field Education Department does not require students to automatically obtain the SW-T, however many Ohio field placement sites do require it for students in field placement. Please consult with your field faculty advisor if you have questions regarding the SW-T. Background checks/fingerprinting can be obtained through the CWRU Division of Public Safety. Students are responsible for all costs related to obtaining the background check.

Students residing outside of Ohio should contact the social work licensing board within your state of residence to determine the need for training credentials.

The Mandel School values the countless contributions that field instructors and task supervisors make to our students and field education program each year. If you have questions regarding any of the resources below, please contact the Field Education department at 216.368.2292.

    Upcoming Field Instructor Training

    May 20, 2022 12PM-2PM EST (via Zoom)
    Promoting Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Field Education 
    Approved for 2 CEUs by CSWMFT Board of Ohio for full attendance. Registration required. 

    Register for the training

    Previous Field Instructor Training

    All trainings are approved for CEUs by the Ohio CSWMFT when attended in real-time via live stream

    Please check back on this page for future live stream trainings and registration. All trainings are approved for 2 CEUs by the Ohio CSWMFT Board when attended in real-time via live stream

    Training Handouts

    Questions? Please contact Nicole Parker at