CE Approval Program

COVID Processes

Please Note: Due to local government ordinance in reaction to COVID-19, the NASW National Office building will be closed until further notice. During this time — while we will not have access to U.S. mail and limited access to our phone system — you can still call with inquiries, leave a voicemail, and we will promptly get back to you. All mail applications will be placed on hold until the national office reopens. You can email CEU@socialworkers.org for all inquiries, new applications, renewals, and evaluation summaries. We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this time.

Providers that filed for approval of a live event and are considering switching to a virtual event due to COVID-19 concerns can contact the CE approval program at CEU@socialworkers.org to discuss options.


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Organizations that offer formal continuing education (CE) programs relevant to social workers may submit an application to become an NASW-Approved provider. The NASW CE Approval Program includes national, regional and multi-state CE providers.

State or local providers should check with their NASW Chapter, except where no state approval programs are in place.

Apply to the NASW CE Approval Program

Learn how to become an NASW-Approved CE provider.

CE Approval Program FAQ

Get answers to your questions about the NASW CE Approval Program.

Social Work Licensure Board Endorsements

NASW has approval from more than 38 state licensure boards without restrictions. Providers and participants are responsible for following states' rules and regulations regarding licensure.

Promote Your NASW-Approved CE Programs

NASW offers various opportunities to promote your NASW approved CE programs.

Questions?


If you have questions about the NASW CE Approval Program, call 202-336-8295 or e-mail CEU@naswdc.org.