Continuing Education (CE) for Virginia Social Workers

Licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) in Virginia are required to complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years, including 2 hours of ethics.

Licensed social workers (LSW) are required to complete fifteen (15) hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years, including 2 hours of ethics.

Category I includes formally organized learning activities such as workshops, seminars, conferences, or courses. LCSWs must have a minimum of twenty (20) hours in Category I and LSWs must have ten (10) hours in Category I. All of the required credits can be earned in Category I.

Category II includes individual professional activities. LCSWs can earn a maximum of 10 of the required 30 hours in this category and LSWs can earn a maximum of five of the required 15 hours in this category.

CE Approvals: The Virginia Board of Social Work accepts courses by providers approved by ASWB or any state social work board. Athealth.com courses are co-sponsored by Amedco, LLC. Amedco is approved as a provider (Provider # 1346) for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).

Virginia social workers can earn all of their CE credits online through athealth.com

Click here to view the course catalog

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Virginia continuing education regulations, go to https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/social/social_laws_regs.htm

Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on August 1, 2015