Continuing Education for Connecticut Social Workers

CE requirements for CT social workers (LMSW, LCSW):

  • 15 CE hours, including a minimum of 1 hour of cultural competency, every year
  • Licensees must complete at least two hours of training during the first renewal period in which continuing education is required and not less than once every six years thereafter on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including (1) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, (2) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and (3) suicide prevention training.
  • Course content must be related to the practice of social work.
  • CT social workers can take 6 CE credits online

CE Approvals: The CT Department of Health does not approve courses, but will accept relevant CE courses from APA approved providers. At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the programs and their content.

CT social workers can earn six (6) of their continuing education credits online through View the course catalog at

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the CT continuing education regulations, go to

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