CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
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 ALL BUT the legislatively mandated Suicide Prevention continuing education requirements for a licensee who is at least 65 years of age and is retired from the practice of social work.
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." This has been an issue for licensees related to their mandated suicide prevention CEUs. For example, if you had had a 2019 collection cycle and took "Workshop A" in 2019, you could not take that workshop again until you were in your 2023 collection cycle.
Requesting CEU Approval
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.