Maine Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Maine 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. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.

The Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure does not approve any particular provider or organization. However, ASWB may assist the board in making a determination regarding the relevancy of a continuing education activity.

Continuing Education Requirement

The Maine State Board of Social Work accepts NetCE courses.

LCSW, LMSW, LSW, and LSX are required 25 hours every two years, 10 of which may completed by non-interactive distance learning.*

A minimum of 4 of the 25 hours must be in ethics every two year licensing period.

For conditionally licensed social workers (LSX license holders), at least 6 of the 25 contact hours must be earned in social work ethics and at least 6 of the 25 contact hours must be earned in psychosocial assessment.

Effective January 1, 2020, applicants for initial licensure and licensure renewal shall complete a one-time requirement of 12 hours of course work in family or intimate partner violence.

* NetCE courses are considered non-interactive distance learning.

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Please contact the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure at (207) 624-8674, or refer to (Rules 02-416, Chapter 14), for additional information regarding your continuing education.