Michigan Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Michigan 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 Michigan Board of Social Work accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

The Michigan Board of Social Work accepts NetCE courses.

LBSWs and LMSWs are required 45 hours every three years, 22.5 hours of which may be completed by home study.*

A minimum of 5 hours must be in ethics, 2 hours must be in pain and pain symptom management, and 2 hours in identifying victims of human trafficking every three-year licensing period.

NEW Beginning June 1, 2022, an applicant for licensure or registration must have completed a minimum of 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration. Additionally, beginning on June 1, 2022, and for every renewal thereafter, in addition to completing any continuing education required for renewal, reregistration, or relicensure, an applicant must have completed a minimum of 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the applicant's license or registration cycle.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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For More Information

Please contact the Michigan Board of Social Work at (517) 241-9288, or visit their website at https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72603_27529_27554---,00.html for additional information regarding your continuing education.

Implicit Bias training: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Implicit_Bias_FAQs_FINAL_7.22.2021_731300_7.pdf - All Licensees (multiple professions).