State Requirements for Social Workers


State Requirements for Social Workers

ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FLORIDA

GEORGIA
HAWAII
IDAHO
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA
MAINE

MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
OKLAHOMA
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
UTAH
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
WYOMING

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ALABAMA
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval: ASWB
Home study accepted?  20 hours every can be self-study
Submission deadline:  last day of your renewal month
Website:  http://socialwork.alabama.gov/PDF/admincode/850-X-8%20Continuing%20Education.pdf
Notes:  3 hours in ethics; All licensees and applicants are required to complete a mandatory Child Abuse and Neglect
ALASKA
CE Required?  45 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB, NASW
Home study accepted?  yes, n restrictions but only 8-10 hours a day. They don’t want all 45 credits to appear on certificates from the same day.
Submission deadline:  6/30 even years
Website:  https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/SocialWorkExaminers/ContinuingEducationCourses.aspx
Notes:  6 hours in substance abuse education, 6 hours in cross-cultural education relating to Alaska Natives (first renewal, during the second renewal you only need 3 of the 6 cross-cultural education credits to be on Alaskan Natives), and 3 hours in professional ethics
ARIZONA
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  Date of Issue 
Website: http://azbbhe.us/node/557
Notes:  3 hours in behavioral health ethics or mental health law; 3 hours in cultural competency and diversity
ARKANSAS
CE Required?  48 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  Date of Issue 
Website: http://www.arkansas.gov/swlb/regs/regcontedu.html
Notes:  3 hours Ethics required
CALIFORNIA
CE Required?  36 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  CE-CLASSES.COM is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Continuing Education Provider – PCE 4297

Home study accepted?  yes, maximum of 18 hours
Submission deadline:  on date of issue
Website:  http://www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/ce_licensees.shtml
Notes:  7 hours of HIV/AIDS (within your first renewal period); 7 hours of Spousal/Partner Abuse (within your first renewal period); 3 hours in Aging and Long Term Care (within your first renewal period), 6 Hours in Ethics (every reneal period)
COLORADO
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NA
Home study accepted? 
Submission deadline:  8/31
Website:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-K5DhxXxJZbN2wwSTZOZkJ1MGs/view
Notes:  
CONNECTICUT
CE Required?  15 hours each year
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  yes, Up to six hours each registration (renewal) period
Submission deadline:  -
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389598&dphNav_GID=1821
Notes:  2 hours of mental health conditions common to veterans and family memebers of veterans, including screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and suicide prevention training; 1 hour in cultural competency
DELAWARE
CE Required?  45 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB 
Home study accepted?  yes
Submission deadline:  1/31 odd years
Website:  http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3900.shtml
Notes:  3 hours Ethics 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
CE Required?  24 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB , NBCC
Home study accepted?  yes
Submission deadline:  7/31 odd years
Website: http://doh.dc.gov/service/social-work-licensing
Notes:  -
FLORIDA
CE Required?  25 hours + 2 hours Medical Errors and 3 hours Ethics every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ce-classes.com is approved by the FLORIDA Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (Board Approved Provider BAP # 852).
Home study accepted?  yes, no limit
Submission deadline:  3/31 odd years
Website:  http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/renewals/licensed-clinical-social-worker/
Notes: 2 hrs Medical Errors, 3 hrs Ethics, 3 hrs Laws and Rules (every 3rd biennium), 2 hrs Domestic Violence
GEORGIA
CE Required?  35 hours every 2 years, only 10 hours of distance learning allowed
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  Yes, 10 hours per renewal period
Submission deadline:  9/30 even years
Website:  http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43
Notes:  5 hours of ethics required (you can take the GA ethics online: click here: Georgia Ethics 5 hours)
HAWAII
CE Required?  45 Hours / triennial
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  Yes All Can be Completed Online!
Submission deadline:  2019
Website:  http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/programs/socialworker/
Notes:  3 hours of ethics
IDAHO
CE Required?  20 hours / annually
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted? 
Submission deadline: 
Website: http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardAdditional.aspx?Bureau=SWO&BureauLinkID=130
Notes:  1 hour of ethics per year required
ILLINOIS
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ce-classes.com is an approved sponsor as we are an ASWB approved affiliate 
Home study accepted - Max of 15 or 50 percent 
Submission deadline:  11/30 odd years
Website: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068014700000950R.html
Notes:  3 hours ethics required
INDIANA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years 
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB,
Home study accepted?  yes, no restrictions
Submission deadline:  3/31 even numbered years
Website: http://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm 
Notes:  -
IOWA
CE Required?  27 every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  12/31 even years
Website: http://idph.iowa.gov/licensure/iowa-board-of-social-work
Notes:  - 3 Hours of Ethics
KANSAS
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  Date of issue
Website: http://www.ksbsrb.org/socialworkers.htm
Notes:  3 hours professional ethics; (master social worker: 6 hours of diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders)
KENTUCKY
CE Required?  30 hours / every 3 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB, NASW
Home study accepted?  yes, only 50% of CEs can be earned online
Submission deadline:  
Website: http://bsw.ky.gov/faq/Pages/CEU-Questions.aspx
Notes:  3 hours ethics (every renewal period); 3 hours domestic violence (one-time only); 1.5 hours of pedicatric abusive head trauma (1 time every 6 years); 2 hours HIV/AIDS (every third renewal period)
LOUISIANA
CE Required?  20 hours per year
Sponsor Approval:  APA
Home study accepted?  10 hours maximum per year
Submission deadline:  8/31
Website: http://labswe.org/
Notes:  At least 3 hours must be in ethics. LCSWs: at least 10 clock hours of continuing education must be clinical content, including diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
MAINE
CE Required?  25 hours / biennially
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  on the anniversary of the first licensure date
Website:  http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/02/chaps02.htm#416
Notes: 4 hours of ethics
MARYLAND
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  up to 20 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  10/31 every 2 years
Website:  http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bswe/Pages/index.aspx
Notes:  3 hours ethics 
MASSACHUSETTS
CE Required?  20 hours
Sponsor Approval: State Authorization Number 
Home study accepted?  Yes
Submission deadline:  10/1 even years
Website:  http://www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/sw/index.htm
Notes:  
MICHIGAN
CE Required?  45 hours every 3 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  yes, a max of 10 hours can be online
Submission deadline: 8/30
Website: http://michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27529_27554—,00.html
Notes:  5 hours ethics, 1 hour pain & symptom management
MINNESOTA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB, NASW
Home study accepted?  15 hours may be independent study (Independent study must be for publication, public presentation, or professional development and includes, but is not limited to, electronic study.)
Submission deadline:  last day of birth month
Website: http://mn.gov/boards/social-work/licensees/ce.jsp
Notes:  2 Hours in ethics (LICSW: 24 hours must be in clinical content, supervisors: 6 hours must be in the practice of supervision)
MISSISSIPPI
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB, NASW
Home study accepted?  20 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  LSW: Sept 30 / LMSW, LCSW: April 30
Website: http://www.swmft.ms.gov/swmft/web.nsf/webpages/swPage_swPage?OpenDocument
Notes:  4 hours of ethics, 2 hours of cultural diversity/multicultural issues/culturl competency
MISSOURI
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  15 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  9/30 every 2 years
Website:  http://pr.mo.gov/socialworkers-education.asp
Notes:  3 hours ethics required
MONTANA
CE Required?  20 hours per year
Sponsor Approval:  Must get approved at State level through Montana Board.
Home study accepted?  yes, no restriction.
Submission deadline:  11/01 - 12/31 each year
Website: http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/swp_board/board_page.asp
Notes:  -
NEBRASKA
CE Required?  32 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  20 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  9/1 even years
Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_mhcs_mental_cswrequire.aspx
Notes:  -
NEVADA
CE Required?  LASW & LSW: 30 hrs/2 years; LCSW & ISW: 36 hrs/2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  annually on the last day of the month of your birth
Website: http://socwork.nv.gov/
Notes:  LASW & LSW: 2 hours Ethics, LCSW & ISW: 3 hours Ethics
NEW HAMPSHIRE
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  20 hours 
Submission deadline:  2 years from date of issue
Website: http://www.state.nh.us/mhpb/
Notes:  6 hours of ethics required
NEW JERSEY
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval: 
Home study accepted?  yes, no restrictions
Submission deadline:  8/31 even years  

Website: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/sw

Notes:  5 hours ethics, 3 hours multicultural
NEW MEXICO
CE Required?  30 hours / biennially
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  6/30
Website: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Social_Work_Rules_and_Laws.aspx
Notes:  6 hours Cultural Awareness
NEW YORK
CE Required?  36 hours / triennial
Sponsor Approval:  Ce-Classes.com is approved by the New York State Board for Social Work, Board Approved Provider Number: #0120.  Continuing education for: LMSWs and LCSWs
Home study accepted?  Yes,12 hours of self study courses are allowed per renewal period.  
Submission deadline:  1/1
Website:  http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/sw/swceinfo.htm
Notes:  
NORTH CAROLINA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  20 hours allowed every year
Submission deadline:  6/30 
Website:  http://www.ncswboard.org/page/continuing-education-information
Notes:  4 hours ethics required
NORTH DAKOTA
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  yes, No more than ten (10) contact hours may be completed by self-study/distance learning methods.
Submission deadline:  12/31 odd years
Website:  http://www.ndbswe.com/
Notes:  2 hours in Ethics
OHIO
CE Required ?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ce-classes.com is Ohio board approved sponsor – Provider # RCST031201
Home study accepted?  Yes – now all hours can be completed with online or distance education courses
Submission deadline:  2 years from date of issue
Website:  http://cswmft.ohio.gov/Renewal.aspx#95946-1-the-renewal-process
Notes:  3 hours ethics required
OKLAHOMA
CE Required ? 16 hours per 2 years
Sponsor Approval: Must get approval at State Level through Oklahoma Board.
Home study accepted?  Board Descretion 
Submission deadline:  October 31st 
Website: http://www.ok.gov/socialworkers/Rules_and_Regulations/index.html
Notes:  3 hours ethics required
OREGON
CE Required?  LCSW: 40 hrs / 2 years, LMSW: 30 hrs / 2 years, RBSW: 20 hrs / 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB , NASW
Home study accepted? 
Submission deadline:  DOB every 2 years
Website:http://www.oregon.gov/BLSW/Pages/index.aspx
Notes:  6 hours of Ethics
PENNSYLVANIA
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval: ASWB, APA
Home study accepted?  yes, up to 20 hours can be homestudy
Submission deadline:  2/28 
Website:  http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/049/chapter47/chap47toc.html
Notes:  3 hours ethics. Courses must have a minimum of 2 CE’s but don’t need to contiguous. 
RHODE ISLAND
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB, NASW
Home study accepted?  yes
Submission deadline:  5/1 odd years
Website: http://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/released/pdf/DOH/7005.pdf
Notes:  3 hours ethics, 3 hours cross cultural practice
SOUTH CAROLINA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  Yes
Submission deadline:  12/31 even years
Website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/socialworkers/
Notes:  -
SOUTH DAKOTA
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted? 
Submission deadline:  12/31
Website: https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/social.aspx
Notes:  
TENNESSEE
CE Required?  15 hours per year
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  Max of 10/yr 
Submission deadline:  12/31 adn DOB
Website:http://tn.gov/health/article/sw-coedu
Notes:  3 hours professional ethics, 10 hours in social work, and the remaining 2 hours can either be in social work or professional ethics
TEXAS
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB 
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  last day of birth month
Website: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/socialwork/
Notes:  6 hours professional ethics
UTAH
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  9/30 even years
Website:  http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/social_work.html
Notes:  3 hours laws and ethics
VERMONT
CE Required?  20 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB, NASW
Home study accepted?  5 hours allowed
Submission deadline: Every two years on date of issue
Website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/188809/CSW_Rules.pdf
Notes: 15 hours shall consist of formal education experiences. At least 1.5 hours shall be in ethics of social work practice, including such issues as boundaries,confidentiality, and dual relationships. No more than 5 hours may be in informal or self-directed educational activities.
VIRGINIA
CE Required?  30 hours every years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB
Home study accepted?  Yes
Submission deadline:  6/30 every years
Website: https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/social/
Notes:  2 hrs ethics or the standards of practice for the behavioral health professions or laws governing the practice of social work in Virginia
WASHINGTON
CE Required?  36 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NASW
Home study accepted?  Yes, Max 20 hours allowed 
Submission deadline: 
Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/SocialWorker
Notes:  6 hours professional ethics and law
WEST VIRGINIA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  max 20 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://www.wvsocialworkboard.org/CEInfo/ForSocialWorkers/Requirements.aspx#.V3Fq9bgrKhc
Notes:  There is no mandatory ethics requirement for fully licensed regular social workers. However, social work ethics education is highly encouraged by the Board.
WISCONSIN
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  ASWB, NASW
Home study accepted? 
Submission deadline:  2/28 odd years
Website:  http://dsps.wi.gov/Default.aspx?Page=e0ffff6e-d7e4-4958-aa9c-8454180a7745
Notes: 4 hours of ethics and professional boundaries
WYOMING
CE Required?  45 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NASW
Home study accepted?  Yes
Submission deadline:  Date of birth 
Website:  https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/rules-and-regulations
Notes:  3 hours of professional ethics

 

http://www.oregon.gov/BLSW/Pages/index.aspx

 

3 hours of professional ethics


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