CE Approval

Licensees’ Responsibility: Continuing education (CE) requirements vary by state and are periodically revised. It is the responsibility of licensees to ensure courses meet their licensing state's CE requirements.

The NASW-CA Online CE Program is an approved provider through the following entities:

  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and
  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers.

California CE Regulations

  • The BBS no longer keeps a list of valid CE Providers. View details.
  • For "Where to Find CEUs," including "CE Approval Agencies,” click here.

NASW CE Approval Program

The NASW CE Approval Program is a BBS-recognized CE Approval Agency and is accepted in the following states. View details.

  • Alabama*
  • Alaska
  • Arizona*
  • Arkansas*
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • 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
  • Oregon
  • 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 recognize the NASW CE Approval Program

  • New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia

Michigan State Board of Social Workers

Michigan State Board of Social Work accepts CEs that have been approved by another State's Board of Social Work and, for this reason, accepts NASW-CA Online CEUs. For questions, visit NASW-MI website.

Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers, CEP 19-1011

The NASW-CA Online CE Program is approved through the Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers. The required “ethics” coursework must address professional boundaries, confidentiality, and dual relationships. View details. For questions, email NV.gov.

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