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Social Worker CEs California - Requirements

We can help you with your Social Worker CEs for California. We've listed some of the most common questions and answers below.

How many CEs does California require?

36 hours every 2 years

Can I take my CEs from Ce4Less?


What else do I need to know?

All 36 hours can be homestudy because the post-test is submitted electronically.

California (CA BBS) Mandatory Continuing Education Courses

Spousal or Partner Abuse

All licensees are required to complete a seven-hour one-time course in spousal/partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention strategies Spousal or Partner Abuse including community resources, cultural factors, and same gender abuse dynamics. This is a one time requirement.

The course which meets the CA Spousal or Partner abuse requirements is:

Spousal or Partner Abuse

Law & Ethics

All licensees are required to complete at least six hours of CE in the area of Law and Ethics as a condition of each renewal. The six hours shall be considered part of the 36 hour CE requirement. Law and ethics must be taken for each license renewal.

Course which meets the CE requirements for the CA Law and Ethics:

California Law and Professional Ethics (6 hours)

Aging and Long Term Care

All licensees are required to complete a three-hour continuing education course in aging and long- term care. The course could include, but is not limited to, the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging. This is a one time requirement.

Course which meets the CE requirements for CA Aging and Long Term Care:

Aging and Long Term Care


All licensees are required to complete a course at least seven hours in length and cover the characteristics and method of assessment and treatment of people who live with HIV/AIDS. This is a one time requirement.

Courses which meets the CA HIV/AIDS ceu requirement:

HIV/AIDS: A Comprehensive Review (No Book to Buy)

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Requirements

6 hours suicide risk assessment and intervention. This course must be taken before your first renewal after January 1, 2021. This course meets the requirement:

Suicide Assessment Treatment and Management - Revised

Supervision Requirements

To provide supervision to Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) Interns and Trainees...

You must complete a 6-hour supervision training within the two-year period immediately preceding supervision and every renewal period when supervising, NOTE: If the supervisor has never taken this course, it must be taken within 60 days of commencement of supervision

This 6 hour No Book to Buy course meets the CA BBS requirements to supervise MFT Interns and Trainees:

Supervision: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

To provide supervision to Associate Clinical Social Workers (ASW)...

You must complete a minimum of 15 contact hours in supervision training prior to commencement of supervision. Once completed, you do not need to complete it again before supervising future ASWs.

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