15 hours of continuing education each twelve-month registration period. Online and home study continuing education is limited to not more than six (6) hours per registration period.

One (1) contact hour of training or education in each registration period must be on the topic of cultural competency.

Effective January 1, 2016, each licensee is required to complete:
Two (2) contact hours of training or education during the first renewal period in which continuing education is required and not less than once every six years thereafter on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including (1) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, (2) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and (3) suicide prevention training.

Continuing education shall be related to the practice of social work. Such continuing education shall consist of courses, workshops and conferences offered or approved by the Association of Social Work Boards, the National Association of Social Workers or a school or department of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards or other nationally recognized organization that demonstrates to the department that their standards are substantially similar.

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state‚Äôs licensure requirements. To view your state’s continuing education regulations, click the link below.

For more information visit the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health