Field Education Student Resources

Field Education Manuals

Field Education Calendars

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.

  • IPT Tutorial for Students

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 www.runipt.com.

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.

Other Helpful Resources:

Field Education Orientation Student Resources

  • Welcome to Field Education
  • Competencies and Practice Behaviors

Registrars Page

Field Instructor Resource Page

National Association of Social Workers

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board

Social Work Licensure--State of Ohio

Association of Social Work Boards