PDS Online

Welcome to PDS Online

You will use PDS Online for registering for web-based, classroom foundation and special skills training events. This system also stores information about the training that you have completed (called a training transcript) in order to track the number of training hours you have completed thereby documenting compliance with DCF 43 & DCF 56.

Click here to view the DCF memo on PDS Online.

System Requirements:

Recent Browser: Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. Older versions of Internet Explorer are not recommended.

Pop-up Blockers : To be able to review online courses on PDS Online, you will need to allow pop up blockers for https://pdsonline.csod.com on your computer.

If you are not sure how to update your computer, contact the IT person at your agency.

Getting Started

Using PDS Online requires you to login with a username and password.

Step 1: Please select your role below for directions on how to login:

Foster Parents
Foster Parents
Sign Up

Any person who is licensed directly by a county department of social/human services or a private child placing agency, with primary responsibility for the care and supervision of one or more foster children placed in his or her foster home and in whose name the foster home is licensed under.

Private Agency Staff
Private Agency
Staff Sign Up

Any person who works in a licensed private child-placing agency in Wisconsin, or a contracted agency providing case management for the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare.

Tribal Agency Staff
Tribal Agency
Staff Sign Up

Any person who works for a tribal human/social service department who provides child welfare services.

Unlicensed Providers
Providers Sign Up

Any person who provides informal, kinship or respite care to foster children.

County/State Staff
Staff Sign Up

Any person who is employed by a county department of human/social service in the area of ongoing child welfare, child protection, access, foster care, juvenile justice as a caseworker, supervisor, manager or director.

Self Registration
Self Registration
Sign Up

Anyone not listed above, including, but not limited to: parent aide, police officers, school personnel, mental health providers (even if employed by a county agency).

PDS Online Log In
PDS Online
Log In

If you already have a PDS Online username and password click to Log In.

PDS Online Help Desk

If there are technical questions with utilization of the system, users should contact the PDS Online help desk at (608) 890-3965 or email them at office@wcwpds.wisc.edu

Live chat is also available at Help Desk Chat

Event/Session Request

Please visit this page to find our request form.


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Last updated: 5/20/2016 12:25:30 PM