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Twenty (20) hours of social work continuing education is required annually prior to the renewal of a license, certification, or registration. The collection period for continuing education is September 1 of last year through August 31 of the current year.
The Rules, Standards and Procedures limit distance learning to 10 hours annually; however, through August 31, 2023 the Board has approved all continuing education to be obtained through distance learning.
LCSWs are required to obtain ten (10) of the twenty (20) hours in the area of clinical social work to include diagnosis and treatment annually.
All social workers are required to obtain three (3) hours in the area of social work ethics every two years.
LCSW-BACS are required to obtain three (3) hours in the area of clinical supervision every two years to maintain Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) designation.
Please see §317 of the Rules, Standards and Procedures for the approved learning situations for continuing education.
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Free State Social Work is approved as a continuing education provider by the Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education Program (provider #1235) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (provider #6605). We are also approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (provider 10-001) and the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CE Provider # 50-13565).
Does the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners accept courses from ASWB-approved continuing education providers?
How many hours can i earn with on-line ce courses.
You can earn 10 of the required 20 clock hours with distance learning.
How Can I Get Started?
All of our courses are $5.99 per credit hour. We also offer an unlimited package. One year of unlimited courses is $74.99 and two years of unlimited courses are $124.99 . Click here for more information about how to get started or you can browse our complete course catalog .
Where Can I Review Louisiana Social Work Continuing Education Requirements?
You can review Louisiana social work continuing education requirements at https://www.labswe.org/PAGE/RULES-STANDARDS-AND-PROCEDURES .
You can also contact the board at:â€¨Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners 18550 Highland Road, Suite B Baton Rouge, LA 70809; (225) 756-3470.
Please remember that we have done our best to research your stateâ€™s licensing guidelines. Licensing regulations can change frequently including guidelines about how many hours you can earn on-line. Most jurisdictions require a certain number of hours in ethics and other areas of practice. The final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with your state board. Even those states that endorse the ACE program may have exceptions in terms of the courses that they will accept. It is ultimately your responsibility to understand the licensing regulations in your state.
Does Free State Social Work offer Louisiana Social Work CEUs? Trainings? Contact Hours? Credit Hours?
Different jurisdictions have different definitions. For some jurisdictions, the term CEU consists of ten credit hours. At Free State Social Work, we offer continuing education credit hours and we estimate that each credit hour will require one hour of reading.
At Free State Social Work, we offer great online continuing education for social workers, counselors, and therapists.
All of our courses are $5.99 per credit hour. Please browse our complete course catalog or use the category links below.
We also offer an unlimited package! One year of unlimited courses is $74.99 and two years are $124.99. Click here for more details about our unlimited packages . If you would like to sample one of our courses, you can try a free course here .
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How many hours of CE credit does Louisiana require for social workers?
Louisiana social workers ( RSWs, CSWs, LMSWs, and LCSWs ) are required to complete 20 hours of approved continuing education per year .
Can I take my CEs from CE4Less?
Yes! There are no restrictions on the number of hours Louisiana social workers can complete through CE4Less – all 20 hours may be earned through CE4Less .
Through August 31, 2023 , the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners has approved all continuing education to be obtained through distance learning. It is unclear whether the Board will extend this approval beyond the 2023 licensure period. Prior the to COVID-19 pandemic, up to 10 hours of CE credit could be earned through distance learning, including CE4Less.
Louisiana accepts courses from any provider approved by the Association of State Social Worker Boards (“ASWB”). CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved by the ASWB to offer social work continuing education. Louisiana accepts our courses for CE credit. CE4Less’ courses count as distance learning.
Our Unlimited Plan is a great option for social workers who want to satisfy all their continuing education requirements for one low price! Check out our options here.
What else do I need to know?
Louisiana social workers (RSWs, CSWs, LMSWs, and LCSWs) must complete all CE requirements by June 30th every year ; however actual license renewals are due by August 31st of each year.
Every two years , all Louisiana social workers are required to complete 3 hours in ethics . CE4Less offers a number of ethics courses that may be used to satisfy this requirement, including Ethics & Boundary Issues and Ethics & Telemental Health . A full listing of our available ethics courses is available here .
Each year, LCSWs must complete 10 hours in clinical social work content, to include diagnosis and treatment . CE4Less offers a variety of clinical social work content that meet this requirement. See our full listing here , and choose the course(s) that best fit your particular interests and practice area!
Every two years, LCSW-BACS must complete 3 hours in clinical supervision to maintain their Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) designation. CE4Less offers a course that satisfies this requirement – available here .
For more information, please contact the Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners at (225) 756-3470, see their website ( available here ) for additional information about your license or renewal requirements, or see Louisiana’s rules and regulations relating to social work licensure and continuing education.
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These courses cover topics that are required by Louisiana for license renewal. Please refer to the “What else do I need to know?” section above for more information.
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Accreditation approval statements.
CE4Less.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE4Less.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
CE4Less.com, provider #1115, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 07/08/21-07/08/24.
CE4Less.com has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6991. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE4Less.com is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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Attention Louisiana Social Workers: Twenty (20) hours of social work continuing education is required annually prior to the renewal of a license, certification, or registration. The collection period for continuing education is September 1 of last year through August 31 of the current year. The Board has approved all continuing education to be obtained through distance learning through August 31, 2023 . https://www.labswe.org/continuing-education
The Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners accepts NetCE courses.
LCSW, LMSW, CSW, and RSW are required 20 hours each year, 10 of which may be completed by distance learning.*
A minimum 3 hours must be in ethics every two years and 10 hours must be in the area of clinical diagnosis and treatment .
* NetCE courses are considered distance learning.
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Please contact the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners at (225) 756-3470, or refer to https://www.labswe.org/continuing-education/ and https://www.labswe.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/46v25.2020.pdf for additional information regarding your continuing education.
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Making continuing education fun, affordable, engaging and practical for over 15 years, empowering social workers (and their clients) for over 18 years, ceu + coronavirus/covid info below.
Our mission is to give Louisiana Social Workers affordable, fun, engaging and practical opportunities to learn! CEU shouldn’t be boring. From legal issues to ethical issues and everything in-between, we want you to have the information you need so you can grow as a person and as a professional.
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Attention : Several states and disciplines have relaxed requirements regarding live / in person Continuing Education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with your board to see the most current requirements.
CE requirements for LA social workers (RSW, CSW, LMSW, LCSW):
- 20 clock hours of CE each year, including 3 clock hours in social work ethics once every 2 years
- LCSWs must earn 10 of the 20 hours in the area of clinical social work, including diagnosis and treatment
- Maximum of 10 hours each renewal period can be earned online
- Renewal: June 30 each year
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At Health, LLC, Provider #1707, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. At Health, LLC, maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/3/2023-5/3/2026.
LA social workers can earn 10 of their CE credits online through athealth.com.
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Continuing education is included in mental health licensure requirements because keeping informed of best practices and learning new tools is helpful to supporting the community’s needs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, those needs are growing and will continue to increase even as stay-at-home orders are lifted. Social distancing has not only changed how licensed mental health practitioners are accessing continuing education offerings but also changing how they are serving individuals, families, and groups.
The Tulane University School of Social Work is committed to serving the licensing and educational needs of mental health professionals through its Porter-Cason Institute and Center for Life-Long Learning . To do that during social distancing practices, PCI and CLL brought existing workshop offerings online and developed a free telehealth-focussed series.
“Social workers, licensed professional counselors, and other mental health professionals provide essential services, and we want to support them through innovative virtual opportunities to connect and learn,” said Parker Robinson, MHA, LCSW-BACS, who serves as the director of both programs. “We’re known for providing many of the best continuing education opportunities for licensed social workers in Louisiana. We want to continue doing that as well as create a community that can keep in touch to share knowledge and support.”
On Fridays for the next several months, the School is offering a free CEU-accredited workshop series focused on telehealth. “TGIF: Telehealth Gains - Internet Friday” supports mental health professionals acclimate to the use of electronic communications to support long-distance clinical care.
Licensed professional counselors need at least nine continuing education hours specifically in telehealth. “While social work licensure is less specific in that area, we’re proud to reach across the mental health delivery system to provide helpful information and skills to everyone that needs it,” says Ms. Robinson.
The first TGIF session was held on April 17, and over 150 individuals attended online. “COVID-19 has impacted every one of us, and we seek to nurture the mental health of each other and all others,” said Ms. Robinson. “Each week, we’ll discuss the day-to-day changes, and the best approaches to our new but temporary lives.”
The TGIF series includes the following:
- April 24 - What are Your Telehealth Checklists? For Yourself, Your Agency, and Your Client” (1 clinical credit)
- May 1 - The First Meeting With Your Client - Preparation and Important Communications Before and During the Meeting (1 ethics credit)
- May 8 - Developing a Safety Plan With Your Client in Mind (1 clinical credit)
- May 15 - Risk Management Policies and Procedures (1 clinical credit)
- May 22 - Client Selection for Telemental Health Sessions (1 clinical credit)
- May 29 - Telehealth and Discussions Around Treating Children (1 clinical credit)
- June 5 - Telemental Health and Discussions Around Treating Couples and Families (1 clinical credit)
- June 12 - Telemental Health and Discussions Around Groups (1 clinical credit)
All sessions are at 12:00 pm Central Time and require pre-registration.
In addition to the TGIF series, more continuing education offerings are listed on the School’s website .
For more information, please contact Jessica St. Pierre at [email protected] .
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Continuing education pre-approval application.
Instructions: Applicants seeking approval for a continuing education offering should submit the following information to LACSW at least six (6) weeks prior to the proposed event: ● Completed Application Packet ● Payment: ○ $50.00 for a single presentation, ○ $75.00 for multiple presentations of the same curriculum within the approval year ○ Check payable to LACSW OR Copy of Online Payment Receipt ● Presenter CVs or Bios, as appropriate ● Copy of Brochure / Promotion Material ● Copy of your Post-Attendance Evaluation Form
Approval should be determined within one (1) week of the receipt of the required materials; however, clarification on topic subject matter suitability may be required from you or additional reviewers. Please be prepared to follow up promptly to avoid approval delays. An email will be sent indicating the approval status, the number of contact hours approved and the educational category the presenter qualifies for.
Certificate Issuance Service At the discretion of the CEU committee and Presenter(s), upon receipt of the following information after the event is held, LACSW will provide LACSW-approved Certificates Attendance to participants who have documented attendance of 80% of the scheduled contact hours. These certificates shall be emailed to appropriate attendees: 1. List of names, email addresses, and number of documented contact hours of participants. 2. Proof of Attendance: Sign-in and Out Sheet (or virtual attendance log) OR attestation that all attendees attended at least 80% of scheduled 3. Cost: $75 (10 certificates) + $5.00/additional certificate
Application for Pre-Approval of Social Work Continuing Education Program Credit For Pre-Approval of Social Work Continuing Education Program Credits, application to be considered for approval must be completed in its entirety and all requested supporting documentation attached. Please provide a checklist acknowledging your attached supporting documentation. If the application is not complete, an email will be sent to you acknowledging your application was not complete (incomplete applications will not be returned).
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