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Continuing Education (CE)

NASW is committed to helping social workers meet their professional development needs. This has led us to create multiple professional development programs and products such as credentials, education and training courses, newsletters, employment information, resources, and publications. 

NASW members can receive free CEs and CEs at discounted rates to fill their licensing or credentialing requirements when they participate in our professional development programs.

Social Work Online CE Institute

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NASW offers hundreds of CE courses in a variety of formats — webinars, webcasts, podcasts, presentations, and more. All courses offered through this program are accredited by either the NASW National Office or one of NASW Chapters and NASW members receive discounted prices. 

NASW accreditation does not imply automatic acceptance by all State Boards. Individuals should check with their licensing Board on whether a specific program will be accepted for continuing education purposes.

NASW Leadership Summit Develop your skills as a leader and earn up to 12.5 CEUs june 22 2023

NASW Leadership Summit

Develop your ever-evolving social work leadership skills by participating in this one-day virtual event. The 2023 NASW Leadership Summit is happening on Thursday, June 22nd.

Learn more and register today!

CE Tracker

Confidently track your licensing renewal requirements with CE Tracker—the online tool that tells you exactly what you need to renew your license and tracks your progress along the way.

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NASW-Approved CE Courses

Save time and money by reviewing NASW’s list of approved CE vendors. Easily search seminars, conferences and workshops offered by our many partners.

CE Approval Program

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NASW helps organizations promote CE programs that meet our rigorous criteria.

Learn about the CE Approval Program

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What's Most Popular in Social Work Continuing Education?

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Tips for Keeping Up with Current Practice Trends and Research

NASW provides members with the latest practice trends and research they need to stay current in the field and be the best at their job.

Learn how NASW can help you stay up to date

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Advance your career through continuing education

NASW offers hundreds of quality courses to choose from through the CE Institute and our CE Tracker tool will keep you organized and up-to-date.

Learn how NASW can help with continuing education

Earn CEs with NASW Press Publications

Now you can earn continuing education credits (CEs) for reading select NASW Press publications!

Learn how to earn CEs at NASW Press

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