About the NASW CE Approval ProgramNASW 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 EndorsementNASW 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
**must be real-time interactive and at least 2 hours
Boards that Do Not Endorse the NASW CE Approval Program
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
The following states do not recognize NASW National Approval
Applications can be submitted to NASW State Chapters.
- New Jersey
Boards that currently do not have Continuing Education Requirements
- New York (CE's required for school and drug & alcohol practitioners)
- Puerto Rico
- Social Work Licensure Boards' Response to the NASW CE Approval Program