What is Credit for Learning? 

Credit for Learning is a collaborative project among the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), Eastern Kentucky University Training Consortium, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University.  CFL works to facilitate child safety, permanency, and well-being by enhancing the professional expertise of Kentucky child welfare personnel through graduate social work education.

What is Title IV-E funding?

Title IV-E funding was created with the implementation of the Child Welfare and Adoption Assistance Act.  It serves as the major source of federal funding for educating and training child welfare professionals.

What if I’m interested in pursuing my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree while continuing my work in child welfare?

Obtaining the MSW degree increases the knowledge needed to successfully work with children and families. Deciding to pursue a graduate degree is a significant decision.  UK CFL faculty are happy to help you navigate the application process and provide early academic advising.  Contact us via email using the links below:

Lexington campus: Stephanie.Ratliff@uky.edu

Hazard/Prestonsburg campus: Melissa.Whitaker@uky.edu

Morehead/Ashland campus: Sheila.Miracle@uky.edu

Can CFL credits earned at another university be transferred to UK?

Yes. Credits may be transferred from another CFL partnership university by sending your official transcript to UK.  The links to request transcripts from other universities are below.

University of Louisville


Western Kentucky University


How can CFL assist me while pursuing the MSW at UK?

CFL faculty assist CHFS MSW employees from the time the MSW is being considered until the graduate degree is completed.  CFL faculty may provide letters of recommendation during the application process and assist applicants as they navigate admissions and course enrollment.  Individualized academic advising is available and highly recommended.  Advising includes considerations regarding concentration models, course scheduling, and general support while working in child welfare and completing the MSW degree.  CFL faculty also offer resources for a successful graduate education ranging from professional writing support to financial aid information.