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Social workers must complete forty-eight hours of social work continuing education during the two-year license period to be eligible for license renewal. 

Social work continuing education has been defined as formalized activities that are directed at developing and enhancing an individual's social work knowledge base and service delivery skills in the applicable areas of social planning, administration, education, research or direct service with individuals, couples, families and groups. These activities may include short academic courses, audit courses in colleges and universities, independent study courses, internet courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, and lectures oriented toward enhancement of social work practice, values, skills and knowledge. 

The Board does not have the capacity to pre-approve all continuing education workshops. It is the licensee's responsibility, using his/her professional judgment, to determine the workshops that are applicable and appropriate to his/her professional development as a social worker. The continuing education guidelines may be found Here

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