Minnesota Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Minnesota Social Workers: Board of Social Work Continuing Education Variance extended per News Release issued 1/27/2022. Licenses issued prior to September 1, 2022, with expiration dates September 1, 2023 or later must meet current statutory requirements, including the 50% requirement for live, interactive CE hours obtained and reported at renewal. For more information, please read bulletin: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNBOSW/bulletins/307b2f5.

The Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 20-23 (EO 20-23) has authorized the Board of Social Work to defer continuing education reporting requirements until the first full reporting cycle following termination of the peacetime emergency. Additionally, for all social work licenses that expire between February 29, 2020, and February 28, 2022, there will be no limit on the amount of independent study hours that may be used to complete the continuing education hours required for renewal of the license. For more information, please visit https://mn.gov/boards/social-work/resources/covid19information.jsp.

The Minnesota Board of Social Work accepts NetCE courses.

LICSW, LISW, LGSW, and LSW are required 40 hours every two years, 20 of which may be completed by independent study.*

All licensees are required a minimum of 2 of the 40 hours in ethics, and 4 hours in cultural responsiveness, every two years.

LICSW are required at least 12 of the 40 hours in clinical content every two years.

Licensing supervisors are required 6 hours in supervision content every two years.

* NetCE courses are considered independent study.

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For More Information

Please contact the Minnesota Board of Social Work at (612) 617-2100 or (800) 234-1320, and refer to https://mn.gov/boards/social-work/licensees/continuingeducation/ and https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/148E.130 for additional information regarding your continuing education.