SOAR Online Course: Expectations and Review Process

Time Commitment
We estimate that it will take about 20 hours to complete the entire course. While you can work at your own pace; starting and stopping as you wish, we encourage you to complete the course within 30 days if you are able. This will help you retain the information you have already learned and get you connected sooner to your local SOAR initiatives.
SOAR in Your State
There may be specific requirements or expectations associated with completing SOAR applications in your community. To vist your state's SOAR page, click here:
Technical Specifications
  • This curriculum is optimized to run on Internet Explorer 9 or above, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
  • To use the SSA forms provided for the practice case, you will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Get it free of charge here: You may need to ask your IT administrator for assistance.
Review Process
To receive a Certificate of Completion and 20 continuing education (CE) contact hours from the National Association of Social Workers (CEs pending approval from NASW for Child Curriculum), we expect that you will watch the videos, read the material provided in each of the seven classes, and submit a complete SSI/SSDI  (Adult) or SSI (Child) application packet for your practice case applicant. 
  • Your complete application packet will be reviewed by SOAR TA Center staff and you will receive feedback within 10 business days. 
  • If your application packet is complete and without major errors or omissions, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • If there are significant errors/omissions, you will be invited to revise your packet and resubmit it for a second review. You will receive feedback on your revisions within 5 business days. 
  • If your revised packet does not meet our standards for quality, you will be invited to re-take the course at a later date and submit another practice application packet. No Certificate of Completion will be issued.
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