CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


LSW, LMSW and LASW

Must complete at least 30 continuing education hours every 2 years, of which, 2 hours must be in suicide prevention and awareness (uploaded), 6 hours in cultural diversity, equality and inclusion (uploaded), 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.  The remaining 8 hours can be in any area you wish.

    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 (uploaded), 6 hours in cultural diversity, equality and inclusion (uploaded), 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.  The remaining 8 hours can be in any area you wish. 

     

      Waiver of Continuing Education Requirements

      Upon the request of the licensee, the Board may waive ALL BUT the legislatively mandated Suicide Prevention and Cultural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion continuing education requirements for a licensee who is at least 65 years of age and is retired from the practice of social work.

        CEU Resources

        CEU Collection Cycles and CEU Content

        We collect our Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in two year collection or reporting cycles.  To find out whether you are on an even year or odd year cycle, you can go the "Verify a License" link on the home page and look yourself up.  It will show you which year your CEU collection cycle ends.

        When you are planning your CEUs, please remember that NAC 641B.187.5 states "a licensee may not take a program of continuing education which presents the same material he or she took during the immediately preceding reporting period."   

          Requesting CEU Approval

          ALL requests for CEU approval must be submitted as a hard copy, paper document.  The Board will no longer accept electronic submission of CEU requests, effective 11/01/2022.

          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.