Ohio Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Ohio 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.

For social workers only, the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board will accept courses from any provider who is ASWB approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Ohio Social Workers: On November 23, 2020, Governor DeWine signed into law HB 404. The legislation applies to “any license, permit, certificate, commission, charter, registration, card, or other similar authority that is issued or conferred by a state agency, a political subdivision of this state, or an official of a political subdivision of this state”. The legislation stipulates that no license or registration with an expiration date between March 9, 2020 and April 1, 2021 can be considered expired prior to July 1, 2021. For more information please visit: https://cswmft.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/cswmft/for-professionals/resources-for-professionals/covid-19-information.

The Ohio Social Work Board accepts NetCE courses.

LISWs and LSWs are required 30 hours every two year licensing period, all of which may be completed by home study.*

A minimum of 3 of the 30 hours must be in ethics every two year licensing period.

LISWs with supervisory status are required 3 hours in supervision every two year licensing period.

SWAs: Required 30 hours every two year licensing period, all of which may completed by home study.*

A minimum of 3 of the 30 hours must be in ethics every two year licensing period.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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Please contact the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board at (614) 728-7792 or http://cswmft.ohio.gov/Renewal/ContinuingEducationRequirements.aspx for additional information regarding your continuing education.