CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Please be advised of the following changes in NAC 641B (the regulations pertaining to social work practice) regarding the number of continuing education hours various levels of social work licensure are required to collect. This regulatory change became effective February 11, 2009. All licensees received notification of this regulatory change in their license renewal applications from March 2009 through February 2010.
LSW and LASW
Must complete at least 30 continuing education hours every 2 years, of which, 2 hours must be in suicide prevention and awareness, 4 hours must relate to ethics in the practice of social work and 10 hours must be in the field of practice of the licensee.
LCSW and LISW
Must complete at least 36 continuing education hours every 2 years, of which, 2 hours must be in suicide prevention and awareness, 4 hours must relate to ethics in the practice of social work and 12 hours must be in the field of practice of the licensee.
Waiver of Continuing Education Requirements
Upon the request of the licensee, the Board may waive the continuing education requirements of this section for a licensee who is at least 65 years of age and is retired from the practice of social work.
It is recommended that licensees maintain a copy of their license renewal application in order to determine when their continuing education hours are due. Licensees are not required to submit copies of their continuing education certificates unless requested by or audited by the Board.
Regulations Related to Continuing Education
CEU Resources and Suicide Prevention Requirements
CEU Approval Changes
Effective March 1, 2017 any CEUs that are approved by ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) or NASW (National Association of Social Workers) will automatically be approved by the Social Work Board. You will no longer need to submit an approval for these trainings.