Alabama Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Alabama 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 Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved. In addition NetCE is an approved provider through the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners, Provider #0515.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Alabama Social Workers: On March 31, 2020, the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners passed an emergency rule to allow current and active licensees to earn their required continuing education during a grace period for the next 120 days. Additionally, current and active licensees may earn all 30 CEU hours online, waiving the 10 hour “live/classroom” required component of continuing education for the next 120 days. For more information, please visit https://socialwork.alabama.gov/PDF/2020/3-31-20NOTICEOFBOARDACTION-COVID-19.pdf.

NetCE is an approved provider through the Alabama State Board of Social Work, provider #0515.

LBSWs, LMSWs, LICSWs and LICSWs-PIP are required 30 hours every two years, 20 of which may be completed by self-directed learning.*

A minimum of 3 hours in ethics every two years and 3 hours in clinical social work education are required every two years.

All licensees are required a one-time requirement of 1 hour Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting provided by the Alabama Board of Social Work.

*NetCE courses are considered self-directed learning.

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Please contact the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners at (334)242-5860 or http://socialwork.alabama.gov/PDF/admincode/850-X-8%20Continuing%20Education.pdf for additional information regarding your continuing education.