Georgia Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Georgia 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 Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Georgia Social Workers: Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, for the 2018-2020 renewal cycle only, there shall be no limit on the number of continuing education hours (including ethics hours) that may be obtained online, by any method. This rule shall be effective for the duration of the emergency and for a period of not more than 120 days thereafter. For more information, please visit https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43.

The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Social Workers accepts NetCE courses.

LCSWs and LMSWs are required 35 hours every two years, 10 of which may be taken online.*

A minimum of 5 of the 35 hours must be in professional ethics, which must be completed live.* A minimum of 15 hours must be directly pertaining to specialty “core hours” and a maximum of 15 hours in non-specialty related hours.

*NetCE courses are considered online.

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For More Information

Please contact the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists at (478) 207-2440 or http://rules.sos.ga.gov/gac/135-9 for additional information regarding your continuing education.