Continuing Education for Arkansas Social Workers

CE requirements for AR social workers (LCSW, LMSW, LSW):

  • 48 hours of CE every 2 years, including 3 hours of professional ethics
  • Social workers can earn a maximum of 20 hours online/independent study

CE Approvals: Social work continuing education has been defined as formalized activities that are directed at developing and enhancing an individual's social work knowledge base and service delivery skills in the applicable areas of social planning, administration, education, research or direct service with individuals, couples, families and groups. Cross disciplinary offerings from medicine, law, administration, education and the behavioral sciences are acceptable if they are clearly related to the enhancement of social work practices, values, skills and knowledge. According to the AR Social Work Licensing Board, it is the licensee's responsibility, using his/her professional judgment, to determine the programs that are applicable and appropriate to his/her professional development as a social worker.

At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Athealth.com is also approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

AR social workers can earn 20 of their CE credits online through athealth.com. View the course catalog at http://athealth.com/course-catalog/

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the AR continuing education regulations, go to http://www.arkansas.gov/swlb/

Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on May 5, 2018