Continuing Education (CE) for Arizona Social Workers

CE requirements for AZ social workers (LCSW, LMSW, LBSW):
  • 30 clock hours of continuing education every 2 years
  • Must include a minimum of 3 hours of ethics or mental health law and a minimum of 3 hours in cultural competence and diversity
  • In addition, beginning January 1, 2018, licensees must complete a 3 hour Board-approved tutorial on Board statutes and rules.

The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners accepts online courses sponsored or approved by national, regional, or state professional associations or organizations in the specialties of marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, social work, substance abuse counseling, or in the allied professions of psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, psychology, or pastoral counseling.

CE Approvals: is an APA approved provider and an NBCC approved provider (ACEP#6719). Our courses are also co-sponsored by Amedco, LLC. Amedco, LLC, is approved as a provider (ASWB Provider # 1346) for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

Except for the three (3) credits on Arizona statues and rules which will be required after January 1, 2018, Arizona social workers can earn all of their credits online through

Click here to view the course catalog

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

Page last modified or reviewed by on March 19, 2017