Louisiana Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Louisiana 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. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.

The Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Louisiana Social Workers: Twenty (20) hours of social work continuing education is required annually prior to the renewal of a license, certification, or registration. The collection period for continuing education is September 1 of last year through August 31 of the current year. The Board has approved all continuing education to be obtained through distance learning through August 31, 2023. https://www.labswe.org/continuing-education

The Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners accepts NetCE courses.

LCSW, LMSW, CSW, and RSW are required 20 hours each year, 10 of which may be completed by distance learning.*

A minimum 3 hours must be in ethics every two years and 10 hours must be in the area of clinical diagnosis and treatment.

* NetCE courses are considered distance learning.

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For More Information

Please contact the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners at (225) 756-3470, or refer to https://www.labswe.org/continuing-education/ and https://www.labswe.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/46v25.2020.pdf for additional information regarding your continuing education.