Renewal: forty-five(45) hours of social work continuing education. Three (3) hours of ethics for mental health professionals. No more than ten (10) hours of continuing education credit from self-directed activity (teaching, research, preparation and/or presentation of professional papers and articles, and other activities specifically approved by the Board). All continuing education hours can be home study.

Social Work licenses expire January 31 of odd-numbered years.

Initial Renewal: Licensed by July 1 of an odd-numbered year, thirty-five (35) hours of CE must be completed during the initial licensing period. Licensed between July 1 of an odd-numbered year and January 31 of an even-numbered year, must complete twenty-five (25) hours of CE during the initial licensing period. Licensed between February 1 of an even-numbered year and June 30 of that year, the licensee must complete fifteen (15) hours of CE during the initial licensing period. Licensed between July 1 of an even-numbered year and January 31 of an odd-numbered year, must complete five (5) hours of CE during the initial licensing period.

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 Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners