Social Work Accreditations

Western Schools is approved as a continuing education provider for Social Workers and other behavioral health professionals by multiple organizations and state boards

Social Work CE Approvals

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - Provider #6257
Western Schools has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6257. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Western Schools is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Western Schools maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: May 5, 2017 to May 5, 2020.

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.

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

Social Work Accreditations

California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts Western Schools’ courses because we are approved by the following board recognized approval agencies: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), National Board for 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.

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.