Texas Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Texas 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.

Continuing Education Requirement

The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners accepts NetCE courses.

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

A minimum of 6 of the 30 hours must be in ethics every two years.

A minimum of 3 hours must be in cultural diversity or competency.

Beginning with renewals on or after September 1, 2020, licensees who provide direct patient care must complete a human trafficking course approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Council-approved supervisors are required 3 hours in supervisory theory, skills, strategies, and/or evaluation, every renewal.

*NetCE courses are considered independent study.

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Please contact the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners at (512) 305-7700, or refer to https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-social-worker-examiners/index.html and https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=22&pt=34&ch=781&sch=C&rl=Y for additional information regarding your continuing education.