About the Program

NASW views continuing education as an essential activity for ensuring quality social work services for clients. Continuing education is a self-directed process, which requires social workers to assume responsibility for their own professional development. However, with the rapid growth of knowledge, coupled with the upsurge in continuing education opportunities for social workers across the country, NASW recognized the need for standards to guide and facilitate social workers’ involvement in continuing education. The NASW Standards for Continuing Professional Education was developed to meets that need.

This Web page is dedicated to promoting those standards and providing social workers with continuing education resources and information.