Continuing Education for DC Social Workers

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

The DC Board of Social Work accepts programs from 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.

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 Jul 5, 2018.

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