Alaska Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Alaska Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, NetCE is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. NetCE maintains responsibility for this course.

The Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

The Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners accepts NetCE courses.

LCSWs, LBSWs, and LMSWs are required 45 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study.* Not more than 12 contact hours of home study may be completed in one day.

Initial renewal – Licensees are also required to complete 6 hours in substance abuse, 6 hours in cross-cultural education relating to Alaskan Natives, and 3 hours in ethics.

All other renewals – Licensees are also required 6 hours in substance abuse, 6 hours cross-cultural education, of which 3 hours include issues relating to Alaskan Natives, and 3 hours in ethics.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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For More Information

Please contact the Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners at (907) 465-2551 or https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/SocialWorkExaminers/ContinuingEducationCourses.aspx for additional information regarding your continuing education.