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Continuing Education for Social Workers

Since 2004 Ce4Less has been an approved provider of social work CEs by the Association of Social Work Boards (, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

What is the difference between Social Work CEs courses and CE credits?

The term CE (continuing education unit) cannot be used to refer to credits earned from ASWB-approved providers. It is simply a matter of terminology. A CE credit for Social Workers is granted on a one credit per one contact hour basis; CEs, on the other hand, grants one CE for every ten contact hours. So, if you are used to thinking "Social Work CE" just substitute "Social Work CE credit".

Different state boards have different continuing education requirements. There can also be confusion regarding terms such as home study, distance learning or independent study. To find out what the social work CE requirements are for your state board, just check out the "Find Your Board Requirements & Accreditations" tool above. To see how our home study courses work, you can try our free ethics and boundaries course based on the NASW Code of Ethics.

If you are looking for NASW CEs, also check the accreditation information and you will likely see that your social work board accepts courses from ASWB providers. Virtually every state board which accepts NASW continuing education also accepts ASWB CEs.

How Do I Take Social Work CE Online?

Many Social Workers choose to try out our free ethics course as a way to get a feel for our continuing ed courses. This involves downloading the course material and a copy of the post test. You can then circle the answers for the post test as you read through the CE materials. When you are ready, simply go online, enter your answers, and with a passing score, you can immediately print your certificate of completion.

If you are a Social Worker who needs more than a few CEs, you would benefit from our Unlimited Courses option. For only $74.99 you have access to all of our continuing education courses for 1 year from the date of purchase.

Give us a try and you will find that earning your Social Worker CEs online from is much easier, convenient, and cost effective than attending seminars. We have the classes you need for license renewal. We are the leading online (or homestudy) continuing education provider for busy Mental Health Professionals.

M. Lys Hunt, MSW, LICSW has been practicing social work for over 20 years and is licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She earned her Master’s Degree from the Boston University School of Social Work and completed a post graduate fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her clinical work specializes in the areas of mental health and child and family welfare. She has been a consultant and planner of continuing education for social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and counselors for over 12 years.

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