Ethics Education and Resources

The Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR) develops and provides ethics training to Chapters upon request and availability.

If your Chapter is interested in having our office conduct CE approved ethics training, please contact 800-638-8799, ext 231. There is no charge for the training.

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Consultation Hours

Consultation services are intended to guide members through the applicable standards in the Code of Ethics along with other pertinent considerations and resources that address their concerns and allows them to make reasoned ethical decisions


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Ethical Standard of the Month

In 2018, the Ethical Standard of the Month (ESOM) series will walk through the newly revised NASW Code of Ethics, highlighting significant revisions. The ESOM examines specific standards from the NASW Code of Ethics and related resources that promote the understanding and appropriate application of the Code.


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Ethics 8

The Ethics 8 Series offers useful tips related to prevailing topics in social work practice. These tip sheets serve as a starting point in uncovering ethical considerations in a given topic area, and direct users to additional resources related to the topic area.


Ethics Literature

Find ethics publications from NASW and other sources.


Ethics Workshops and Webinars

Find courses developed by Ethics Department and the Legal Defense Fund to increase your understanding of the Code of Ethics and malpractice risk.

Virtual Ethics Round Table for Faculty and Students

View this 90-minute moderated panel discussion on the technology-related revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics and their implications for academia. Examine the use of technology in social work and related issues and questions from social work students, faculty and staff. 1.5 CE credits available.


Official NASW National Training on the Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics


The revised NASW Code of Ethics went into effect on January 1, 2018. The 2017 revisions to the Code focus largely on the use of technology and the implications of technology for ethical practice. Nineteen sections of the Code were affected. Make sure you know how these significant changes impact the profession and your practice: