Renewal: forty (40) hours social work continuing education. Four (4) hours of approved professional ethics. Two (2) hours of cultural diversity/multicultural issues/cultural competency. Twenty (20) hours of home study permitted.

Ten continuing education hours may be carried over from one renewal to the next. The continuing education hours must have been obtained within the six months immediately prior to the current renewal date.

Renewal Period for Social Workers:

LSW Start Date: August 1st   End Date: September 30th

LMSW Start Date: March 1st  End Date: April 30th

LCSW Start Date: March 1st  End Date: April 30th

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