Continuing Education for Tennessee Social Workers

CE requirements for TN social workers:

LAPSW, LCSW:

  • Fifteen (15) continuing education clock hours relative to social work each year
  • Ten (10) of the fifteen (15) hours must be in social work.
  • Three (3) of the fifteen (15) hours must be in professional ethics.
  • Two (2) of the fifteen (15) hours can be in either social work or professional ethics.

LMSW:

  • Twelve (12) continuing education clock hours relative to social work each year
  • Seven (7) of the twelve (12) hours must be in social work.
  • Three (3) of the twelve (12) hours must be in professional ethics.
  • Two (2) of the twelve (12) hours can be in either social work or professional ethics.

LBSW:

  • Nine (9) continuing education clock hours relative to social work each year
  • Four (4) of the nine (9) hours must be in social work.
  • Three (3) of the nine (9) hours must be in professional ethics.
  • Two (2) of the nine (9) hours can be in either social work or professional ethics.

Licensees who hold more than one (1) category of licensure to practice social work must separately satisfy the continuing education requirements for each level of licensure.

CE Approvals: The board does not pre-approve continuing education programs. It is the licensee’s responsibility, using his or her professional judgment to determine whether or not the programs are applicable and appropriate to his professional development. Athealth.com programs meet the criteria for Tennessee social workers. See athealth.com CE approvals.

Maximum of two-thirds (⅔) of a licensee’s credit hours may be granted for multi-media courses during each calendar year.

TN social workers can earn two-thirds (⅔) of their credits online through athealth.com. View the course catalog at http://athealth.com/course-catalog/

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Tennessee continuing education regulations, go to http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/1365/1365-01.20100729.pdf

Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on August 12, 2015