and the Child Welfare Employee License Examination
The CWEL examination is offered at the end of Foundation Training. Pre-registration
is required for attendance at Foundation Training. Registration to attend can
be arranged by calling the Registration and Testing Office at 1-877-800-3393.
Both DCFS and POS staff may attend, and classes are offered at various Illinois
The Foundation Examination includes questions regarding the Child Endangerment
Risk Assessment Profile, the basic competencies of child welfare practice and
some questions for pilot research. The CWEL test is a sub-set of this exam. A
separate score on the CWEL part of the test is given. Likewise, a separate score
is provided for questions addressing the Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Profile.
A passing score is 70% or higher. You, your supervisor and your employer will
be notified of your score in writing within seven calendar days. The Registration
and Testing Office (1-877-800-3393) sends your score to the CWEL program electronically.
You will not need to send it.