Social Work Licensure Board Endorsements

NASW's CE Approval Program is endorsed by more than 38 state licensure boards without restrictions. Providers and participants are responsible for following states' rules and regulations regarding licensure. For example, several states do not recognize distance-learning programs as valid continuing professional education.

Boards that Endorse the NASW CE Approval Program


  • Alaska
  • Alabama*
  • Arkansas*
  • Arizona*
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas*
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada**
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

* Boards that Accept NASW Approved Providers if they follow Social Work Board CE Rules
** Must be real-time interactive and at least 2 hours

Boards that do not endorse the NASW CE Approval Program


  • Michigan
  • New York (CE's required for School and Drug & Alcohol practitioners)
  • West Virginia

States that do not recognize NASW National Approval


Applications can be submitted to NASW State Chapters.

  • New Jersey
  • Idaho
  • Oregon

Boards that currently do not have Continuing Education Requirements


  • Colorado
  • Puerto Rico
NASW CE Standards

Standards for Continuing Professional Education

By consistent participation in continuing education beyond the entry-level professional degree, social workers can maintain and increase their proficiency.

Download the Standards