Virginia Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Virginia 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 Virginia Board of Social Work accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Virginia Social Workers: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board will grant a one-year extension to all licensees. As a result, unless newly licensed and not required to complete continuing education requirements this year, each LCSW, LBSW or LMSW will have until June 30, 2021 to complete the required continuing education. However, licenses must still be renewed by June 30, 2020. Additionally, there are no restrictions on the number of continuing education hours that can be obtained online or in person. For more information, please visit http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/social/covid19Info.htm.

The Virginia Board of Social Work accepts NetCE courses.

LCSWs are required 30 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by Category 1.*

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

LMSWs and LBSWs are required 15 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by Category 1.*

A minimum of 3 of the 15 hours must be in ethics every two years.

*NetCE courses are considered Category 1.

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Please contact the Virginia Board of Social Work at (804) 367-4441 or https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/social/ for additional information regarding your continuing education.