New Mexico Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

New Mexico 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 New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention New Mexico Social Workers: The Board of Social Work Examiners will process renewals without the proof of continuing CE credit needed for renewal during the pendency of the public health emergency. Licensees submitting renewals without the sufficient CE credits will be required to give notice to the board or commission. If all other license renewal requirements are met, licenses will be renewed without proof of CE credits. When the public health emergency is lifted, Boards and Commissions staff will send out a notice to licensees stating that the licensee has 3 months, depending upon the Board or Commission, to submit their proof of CE or be subject to discipline by the Board. For more information, please visit

The New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners accepts NetCE courses.

LISWs, LCSWs, LBSWs, and LMSWs are required 30 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study.*

A minimum of 6 of the 30 hours must be in the subject area of cultural awareness.

Supervisors overseeing licensed LMSWs are required a 3-hour course in administration. Course must be submitted for approval prior to completion.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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Please contact the New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners at (505) 476-4622, or refer to for additional information regarding your continuing education.