Continuing Education (CE) for Social Workers in North Carolina

Attention: Several states and disciplines have relaxed requirements regarding live / in person Continuing Education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with your board to see the most current requirements.

Continuing education (CE) requirements for social workers (LCSW, LCSWA, CSW, CMSW, CSWM) in NC:

  • Forty (40) hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years, including 4 hours of ethics
  • Except for LCSW Associate license (LCSWA), all certifications and the LCSW license have a June 30th renewal date.
  • North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board accepts maximum of twenty (20) hours of distance learning like home study, webinars or online courses offered by ASWB approved providers. Live synchronous webinars that allow for live interaction between facilitator and participants are considered an attended training (not a distance education activity).

CE Approvals

At Health, LLC, Provider #1707, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credits. At Health, LLC, maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/3/2019-6/3/2020. courses are available for up to 20 credits for North Carolina social workers.

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State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the North Carolina continuing education regulations, click the button below.

CE requirements for NC social workers

Page last modified or reviewed by on Sep 28, 2020.

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