Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWPDS)
The Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System invoices your agency on a monthly basis for all training sessions that have been completed in the previous month. This bill will list all those from your agency who owe any training fees. There is no need to make arrangements for your agency to pay for your training session in advance (in fact, we prefer that they do not).
Checks are made payable to UW-Madison and mailed to the address below:
Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System
8010 Excelsior Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717
A WCWPDS Member is: staff who provide child welfare services in one of the county departments of social/human services in Wisconsin, staff who provide child welfare services in one of the Indian Child Welfare departments in Wisconsin, and DCF and BRO staff. County and tribal staff who do not provide child welfare services are able to attend at the member rate if room is available in the training session, except as noted for a specific session. All other training attendees are considered nonmembers and will be assessed the nonmember rate.
- County Child Welfare Staff (a.k.a. Members): $25/day, but subject to change
- Private Agency Child Welfare Staff (a.k.a. Non-members): $100/day, but subject to change
- Foster Parents: We do not sponsor foster parent trainings
- Note: some sessions may have no fee, or have a fee that is different than the typical fee that is noted above; you can find the fee for each session by clicking on that session title on the Events Calendar on your PDS Online Home Page – the fee is listed just under the session title on the Training Details page for that session
If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 890-3965.
Who Do I Pay?
Directions: To determine which agency is sponsoring a training, please go to PDS Online. View the training on the training calendar or go to your transcript and click to view training details. Toward the bottom of the page, you will see session details including agency.
Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
If you register for a Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership sponsored training, the confirmation email that you will receive upon registration provides information about how to pay online with a credit card or check and how to mail in a payment. Contact the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership with any questions.