About the NASW CE Approval Program

NASW offers organizations the opportunity to provide formal social work continuing education (CE) for programs that meet our criteria. The NASW CE Approval Program extends to national, regional and multi-state continuing education providers. State or local providers should check with their NASW state chapter except where no state approval programs are in place.

Social Work Licensure Board Endorsement

NASW has approval from more than 38 state licensure boards without restrictions. Providers and participants are responsible for following states' rules and regulations regarding licensure. For example, several states do not recognize distance-learning programs as valid continuing professional education

Boards that Endorse the NASW CE Approval Program

  • Alaska
  • Alabama*
  • Arkansas*
  • Arizona*
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas*
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada**
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
*Boards that Accept NASW Approved Providers if they follow Social Work Board CE Rules
**must be real-time interactive and at least 2 hours

Boards that Do Not Endorse the NASW CE Approval Program

  • Michigan
  • New York (CE's required for school and drug & alcohol practitioners)
  • West Virginia

The following states do not recognize NASW National Approval

Applications can be submitted to NASW State Chapters.

  • New Jersey
  • Idaho
  • Oregon

Boards that currently do not have Continuing Education Requirements

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