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

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.*

All Board of Registration of Social Workers licensees are required to participate in domestic violence and sexual violence training.**

*NetCE courses are considered home study.
**Licensees may complete the free training available online at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/domestic-and-sexual-violence-integration-initiatives.

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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.