Continuing Education for DC Social Workers

CE requirements for social workers in DC:

  • Social workers must complete 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years, including 6 hours of ethics and 3 hours of HIV/AIDS training
  • Ethics requirement must be completed face-to-face. HIV/AIDS 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 NBCC and ASWB approved sponsors. At Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #6719). Programs for social workers are also available for continuing education credit through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., 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.

DC social workers can earn twelve (12) of their CE 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 District of Columbia continuing education regulations, go to

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