Mississippi Social Workers CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Mississippi 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 Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists accepts courses from any provider who is ASWB approved for LCSWs, LMSWs, and LSWs.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Mississippi Social Workers: For 2023 renewals, normal continuing education requirements have resumed, including face-to-face (or live webinar) requirements. Unused CE hours (previously known as carryover hours) completed within three (3) years prior to the current expiration date of your license may be carried over from one renewal to the next. However, ethics, cultural diversity, and mandated reporting hours may not be carried over. All unused CE hours must be maintained by licensees. For 2022 renewals, forty (40) approved CE hours of self-directed or distance/internet (online) learning courses were accepted due to COVID-19. For more information, please visit https://www.swmft.ms.gov/2021-05/special-instructions-all-renewals-2023-and-beyond and https://www.swmft.ms.gov/news.

The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers accepts NetCE courses.

LCSW, LMSW, and LSW are required 40 hours every two years, 20 of which may be completed by distance learning. *

A minimum of 4 of the 40 hours must be in ethics and a minimum of 2 in cultural diversity/multicultural issues/cultural competency.

Effective July 1, 2020, licensees must complete 1 hour on mandated reporting every renewal.

* NetCE courses are considered distance learning.

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Please contact the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists at (601) 987-6806, or refer to https://www.swmft.ms.gov/ and https://www.swmft.ms.gov/sites/swmft2/files/2022%20Published%20Rules%20and%20Regs.pdf for additional information regarding your continuing education.