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

Continuing Education Requirement

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

LBSW, LCSW, LMSW, and LMSW-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.

Licensees who provide direct patient care must complete a human trafficking course approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission every renewal.

Licensees who hold supervisory status are required 6 hours in supervision every renewal.

* NetCE courses are considered independent study.

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Please contact the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 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.