Pennsylvania Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Pennsylvania Social Workers: Governor Wolf has granted the Department of State’s request to suspend restrictions on distance-learning for continuing education requirements for certain licensed professionals, including social workers. The governor granted a suspension of restrictions that limited the ability of licensees to take classes online or participate in distance-learning opportunities for the current biennial renewal period to permit all licensees to complete their continuing education online during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit https://www.dos.pa.gov/Documents/2020-03-22-Continuing-Education-Suspensions.pdf.

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers accepts NetCE courses.

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

Requirements include:

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

**NetCE course on child abuse recognition and reporting is approved for both initial licensure and/or license renewal.

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For More Information

Please contact the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors at (717) 783-1389 or http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/049/chapter47/chap47toc.html for additional information regarding your continuing education.