Twenty (20) hours of social work continuing education is required annually prior to the renewal of a license, certification, or registration. The collection period for continuing education is September 1 of last year through August 31 of the current year.
The Rules, Standards and Procedures limit distance learning to 10 hours annually; however, through August 31, 2023 the Board has approved all continuing education to be obtained through distance learning.
LCSWs are required to obtain ten (10) of the twenty (20) hours in the area of clinical social work to include diagnosis and treatment annually.
All social workers are required to obtain three (3) hours in the area of social work ethics every two years.
LCSW-BACS are required to obtain three (3) hours in the area of clinical supervision every two years to maintain Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) designation.
Please see §317 of the Rules, Standards and Procedures for the approved learning situations for continuing education.