Continuing Education (CE) for Virginia Social Workers

Licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) in Virginia are required to complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years, including 2 hours of ethics.

Licensed social workers (LSW) are required to complete fifteen (15) hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years, including 2 hours of ethics.

Category I includes formally organized learning activities such as workshops, seminars, conferences, or courses. LCSWs must have a minimum of twenty (20) hours in Category I and LSWs must have ten (10) hours in Category I. All of the required credits can be earned in Category I.

Category II includes individual professional activities. LCSWs can earn a maximum of 10 of the required 30 hours in this category and LSWs can earn a maximum of five of the required 15 hours in this category.

CE Approvals

The Virginia Board of Social Work accepts courses by providers approved by any state social work board. At Health has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners to provide continuing education for social workers. Provider #7566.

The State Board of Virginia accepts programs offered by ASWB approved sponsors. Programs are available for continuing education credit through the co-sponsorship of At Health, LLC, and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) , through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019.

Virginia social workers can earn all of their CE credits online through

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

Virginia CE Regulations for Social Workers

Page last modified or reviewed by on Aug 28, 2018.

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