Massachusetts Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Massachusetts Social Workers: Any occupational or professional license, certificate, or registration issued by a state agency or any board of registration or division with licensing authority within a state agency to an individual person that is in good standing and that has expired or will expire during the state of emergency, is extended and shall remain valid until 90 days following the termination of the state of emergency. For more information, please visit https://www.mass.gov/doc/eo-on-license-registration-extension-dpl-opsi/download.

The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Work accepts NetCE courses.

LICSWs are required 30 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study.*

LCSWs are required 20 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study.*

LSWs are required 15 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study.*

LSWAs are required 10 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study.*

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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Please contact the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers at (617) 727-3073 or http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/sw/regulations/rules-and-regs/258-cmr-3100.html for additional information regarding your continuing education.