West Virginia Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

West 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 West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved Category II continuing education.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention West Virginia Social Workers: As West Virginia responds to COVID-19, the Board is allowing individuals to take 20 hours of online coursework to fulfill all Category I course requirements. This will not impact Category II Hours. While this waiver is not intended to be permanent and will be in effect until at least June 30, 2021, the Board will reevaluate the status of the waiver prior to that time. For more information, please visit https://www.wvsocialworkboard.org/.

The West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners accepts NetCE courses.

LCSWs, LICSWs, LGSWs, and LSWs are required 40 hours every two years, 20 of which may be completed by Category II self-directed study.*

A minimum of 1 of the 40 hours must be in social work ethics and 2 hours must be in mental health conditions specific to veterans and family members of veterans every two years.

*NetCE courses are Category II self-directed study.

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Please contact the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners at (304) 400-4980, or refer to https://www.wvsocialworkboard.org/CE-Info/For-Social-Workers/Requirements for additional information regarding your continuing education.