University of Cincinnati online - Take the next step in your career with a bachelor of social work - Associate's degree or prior college credit required - Start your journey today - Learn more

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

young woman reads on a tablet

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.

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.

Learn more about CE Tracker and subscribe

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

professional woman facing camera

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

Learn about the CE Approval Program

How to Earn CE Credits with NASW

sitting woman holding a clipboard

Earn Ethics CEs

NASW offers continuing education focused on ethics at our Social Work Online CE Institute.

Find ethics courses

person looking at laptop

What's Popular in Social Work Continuing Education?

NASW's Social Work Online CE Institute houses 400+ courses available as on demand or live webinars, with many added regularly across dozens of categories.

Download an infographic about the Social Work Online CE Institute

picture of Angela Anderson and Picture of Cayce Batts

Tips for Keeping Up with Current Practice Trends and Research

Whether you are just beginning your social work career or have been in the profession for years, staying up-to-date on practice trends and research is essential for your success.

Read "Tips for Keeping Up with Current Practice Trends and Research"

person looking at a computer

Resources for Career Advancement: 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.

Read "Resources for Career Advancement: Continuing Education"

NASW Press logo

Earn CEs with NASW Press Publications

Now you can earn continuing education (CE) credits for reading select NASW Press publication. Titles include "Self-Care in Social Work," "Reproductive Decision Making," "Ecosocial Work: Environmental Practice and Advocacy," and more!

Earn CEs with NASW Press publications