University of Wisconsin–Madison

Child and Adolescent Needs & Strengths Tool Training & Certification Exam (CANS)

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool is an assessment strategy that is designed to be used for decision support and outcomes management. Its primary purpose is to allow a system to remain focused on the shared vision of serving children and families, by representing children at all levels of the system.

This online self-paced course summarizes the CANS tool and how it will be used in practice.

Note: This course uses audio and video. Each module below will launch into a separate browser window/tab.

*THIS CERTIFICATION EXAM IS VALID ONLY FOR WISCONSIN USERS.*

If you have completed the CANS online modules and have taken the practice vignettes:

Access the CANS Exam in PDS Online