Social Work licensing requires continuing education (CE) courses for renewal and CE requirements by location, each jurisdiction specifies the required courses and hours necessary for licensure and renewals. Compliance with continuing education requirements is the responsibility of the practitioner.
The Education Branch is responsible for organizing educational programming. The Branch provides opportunities for members to connect, teach, and learn from one another. We accomplish those goals by hosting Category 1 and Category 2 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) classes and programs throughout the year.
We encourage each of you to consider joining us as a presenter or learner at one of our events. Please consider submitting a proposal here if you are interested in presenting. Visit our calendar to see upcoming events.
We welcome your feedback, questions, and comments. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The License Protects, Defines, and Holds Accountable
Licensing informs and protects the public, defining our qualifications and scope of practice at each level. When individuals are permitted to practice without a license, or when licensure standards are lowered, the result is that public safety and trust—and the reputation of the profession—are put at risk.
Ultimately, licensing holds us accountable, and at the same time it protects us as individual practitioners. It is critical that we know what expectations we must meet and what our scope of practice includes. And, if we are to speak proudly as social workers, we need to know that others in our profession have met those same expectations and that they work within the same scope of practice.
District of Columbia
Board Website: https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/161602
Board Website: https://health.maryland.gov/bswe/Pages/default.aspx
Board Website: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/social/