Mississippi Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Mississippi 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 Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved for LCSWs, LMSWs, and LSWs.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Mississippi Social Workers: Due to COVID-19, forty (40) approved CE hours of self-directed or distance/internet (online) learning courses will be accepted. Additionally, unused CE hours (or carryover hours) that were completed within three (3) years prior to the current expiration date of your license may be carried over from one renewal to the next. However, ethics, cultural diversity, and mandated reporting hours may not be carried over. All unused CE hours must be maintained by licensees. For more information, please visit https://www.swmft.ms.gov/ and https://www.swmft.ms.gov/news.

The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers accepts NetCE courses.

LCSWs, LMSWs, and LSWs are required 40 hours every two years, 20 of which may be completed by distance learning. *

A minimum of 4 of the 40 hours must be in ethics and a minimum of 2 in cultural diversity/multicultural issues/cultural competency.

Effective July 1, 2020, licensees must complete 1 hour on mandated reporting every renewal.

*NetCE courses are considered distance learning.

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Please contact the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists at (601) 987-6806, or refer to https://www.swmft.ms.gov/sites/swmft2/files/Guide%20to%20Continuing%20Education%20for%20Social%20Workers.pdfwww.ms.gov/swmft/sw_instructions.jsp for additional information regarding your continuing education.