Social Work Accreditations & State CE Requirements
  • Western Schools is approved as a continuing education provider for Social Workers and other behavioral health professionals by the following organizations and state licensing boards:  


     

    Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

    Western Schools, provider # 1147, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org , through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: May 5, 2014 to May 5, 2017. Western Schools maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. 

    Social workers participating in these courses will receive the specified number of continuing education clock hours. See the Social Worker State CE Requirement table on the next tab.


     

    National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - Provider #6257

    Western Schools is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for courses that meet NBCC requirements. Western Schools is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


     

    American Psychological Association (APA)

    Western Schools is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Western Schools maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


    California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)  

    The California BBS accepts Western Schools’ courses because we are approved by the following board recognized approval agencies: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and American Psychological Association (APA)

    Courses meet the qualifications for the specified number of hours of continuing education credit for MFCCs and/or LCSWs as required by the Board of California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


    California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC)

    Provider # 0S-92-244-1116


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    Provider #50-2165. Western Schools submits course records to CEBROKER after successful course completion. 


    New York State Board of Social Work

    Western Schools, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers#0185. Click here for a list of acceptable courses.


    New Jersey Social Workers

    – Effective September 1, 2014 you must complete courses that have been pre-approved by an entity recognized, as an approver, by the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners. Western Schools is continuously submitting courses to the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for pre-approval. Please keep checking back for updates. Click here for a current list of pre-approved courses.


     

     

  • Continuing Education Requirements for Social Workers

    We make every effort to keep this information up-to-date. However, it is the responsibility of each licensed professional to understand what his or her state licensing board requires for license renewal, as well as what that licensing board identifies as acceptable continuing education. Please contact your board for verification if you are unsure of your continuing education requirements.


    Find your state below to view the total amount of hours of CE credits allowed through home study to renew your license.
    State Our Social Work courses are acceptable in your state through these accrediting bodies # of Home Study Hours Allowed Total Hours Required
    ALABAMA-- LCSWPIP ASWB 20 50
    ALABAMA -- LGSW, LCSW, LBSW ASWB 20 30
    ALASKA ASWB 45 45
    ARIZONA ASWB, NBCC 40 40
    ARKANSAS ** See note below 20 48
    CALIFORNIA California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider #PCE 3560 18 36
    COLORADO No CE required N/A N/A
    CONNECTICUT ASWB 6 15
    DELAWARE ASWB 45 45
    D.C. ASWB 12 40
    FLORIDA Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-2165. Western Schools submits course records to CEBROKER. 30 30
    GEORGIA ASWB 5 home study, 10 online  35
    HAWAII ASWB 45 45
    IDAHO ** See note below 20 20
    ILLINOIS ASWB 15  30
    INDIANA ASWB, NBCC 40 40
    IOWA ASWB 12 27
    KANSAS ASWB 40 40
    KENTUCKY -- LCSW, CSW ASWB 15 30
    KENTUCKY -- LSW ASWB 7.5 15
    LOUISIANA ASWB 10 20
    MAINE ** See note below 10 25
    MARYLAND ASWB 20  40
    MASSACHUSETTS -- LICSW ASWB, NBCC 30 30
    MASSACHUSETTS -- LCSW ASWB, NBCC 20 20
    MASSACHUSETTS -- LSW ASWB, NBCC 15 15
    MASSACHUSETTS -- LSWA ASWB, NBCC 10 10
    MICHIGAN ASWB 45 home study, 10 online 45
    MINNESOTA ASWB 15 40
    MISSISSIPPI ASWB 20 40
    MISSOURI ASWB 15 30
    MONTANA Not accepted at this time. 20 20
    NEBRASKA ** See note below 15 32
    NEVADA, LCSW, LISW Not accepted at this time  18  36 
    NEVADA, LSW, LASW Not accepted at this time 15 30
    NEW HAMPSHIRE NBCC 40 40
    NEW JERSEY -- LCSW Pre-Approved Courses 40 40
    NEW JERSEY -- LSW Pre-Approved Courses 30 30
    NEW JERSEY -- CSW Pre-Approved Courses 20 20
    NEW MEXICO ASWB 30 30
    NEW YORK, LCSW, LMSW Approved Provider #0185 (click for acceptable courses) 12 36
    NORTH CAROLINA ASWB 20 40
    NORTH DAKOTA ASWB 10 30
    OHIO -- LSW ASWB 30 30
    OHIO -- SWA ASWB 15 15
    OKLAHOMA ASWB 8 16
    OREGON -- LCSW ASWB, NBCC 40 40
    OREGON -- LMSW ASWB, NBCC 30 30
    OREGON -- RBSW ASWB, NBCC 40 40
    PENNSYLVANIA ASWB, NBCC 20 30
    RHODE ISLAND ASWB 6 30
    SOUTH CAROLINA ASWB 40 40
    SOUTH DAKOTA ASWB 10 30
    TENNESSEE ** See note below 10  15
    TEXAS ASWB 30 30
    UTAH -- LCSW ASWB 15 40
    UTAH -- SSW ASWB 15 20
    VERMONT ASWB 5 20
    VIRGINIA -- LCSW ASWB 30 30
    VIRGINIA -- LSW ASWB 15  15
    WASHINGTON ASWB, NBCC 26 36
    WEST VIRGINIA Not accepted at this time 20 40
    WISCONSIN ASWB 10 30
    WYOMING ASWB 45 45

     

    ** Licensing boards in these states do not pre-approve programs. The state licensing board retains final approval.

     

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We are continuously acquiring additional accreditations. Please check back for updated information.

Last Updated: 7/28/15