Continuing education course content must enhance the social worker’s professional competence and relate to:
Ethics training content should be specific to social work practice ethics, boundary issues, or behavioral health ethics. Business ethics is NOT acceptable. The required 2 contact hours of social work ethics may be earned by either face-to-face or self-study/distance learning methods.
Approved continuing education may include workshops, professional conferences, webinars, academic coursework, presentations by licensees.
Academic coursework related to social work practice/theory counts as one semester credit hour is equal to 15 contact hours. Proof of completion is a copy of transcript showing grade earned in the course(s). Also have a syllabus available to show ethics content if using the course for required ethics hours.
Face-to-face contact hours include attendance in-person at a workshop, professional conference, academic course or participation in a live, inter-active workshop or academic course via internet, IVN, Skype, etc.
Independent learning hours include webinars in which there is no live, real-time interaction with the instructor, viewing a pre-recorded training with completion of posttest, and home study courses.