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: The Commissioner of Public Health extends certain temporary social worker license expiration dates to June 30, 2022. For more information, please read COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Order 2021-13: https://www.mass.gov/doc/order-of-the-commissioner-of-public-health-covid-19-public-health-emergency-order-no-2021-13/download?_ga=2.262465608.512341376.1646413696-1751984199.1646086854.

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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For More Information

Please contact the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers at (617) 701-8681, or refer to https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-of-social-workers and https://www.mass.gov/regulations/258-CMR-31-continuing-education-requirements for additional information regarding your continuing education.