Continuing Education for DC Social Workers

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.

CE requirements for social workers in DC (LSWA, LGSW, LISW, LICSW):

  • Social workers must complete 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years, including 6 hours of ethics, 2 hours of LGBTQ training, and 3 hours of HIV/AIDS training
  • Ethics requirement must be completed face-to-face. LGBTQ training can be completed online
  • DC social workers can earn 12 CE hours online
  • Renewal: July 31, odd-numbered years

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

DC Social Workers can take up to 12 CE hours at

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

DC - CE Requirements for Social Workers

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

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