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NASW-NJ MISSION STATEMENTThe New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is a diverse membership organization that promotes, develops, and strengthens the professional practice of social work and social workers. Through advocacy and public policy, NASW-NJ affects progressive social change and social justice for individuals, families, and communities.


MEMBER SERVICES: Our services are a benefit of NASW Membership. NASW-NJ has 8 staff available to assist our 7000 Members. While we advocate for all social workers and the profession, please note that if you are not a member, our time is limited. Please consider joining today! For more about NASW, click here. To join NASW, click here.



NJ License Renewal Notice
will be coming in the mail.


 All NJ Social Work
Licenses & Certifications
are due for renewal this summer.


Your license must be renewed
by August 31, 2016 or you cannot work as a social worker

in New Jersey.


Renewal notices for Social Work Licenses (LSW or LCSW) and Certifications (CSW) will arrive in the mail between June 15 and July 15. The notice will be sent from the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, not from the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).


Please watch for this mailing. It will not be in a regular envelope. It looks like a check from the government (with tear strips on 3 sides).


License renewal is online only. You must wait to receive your renewal notice which will provide you with instructions unique to you on how to renew your license or certification. Neither NASW-NJ, the BSWE, nor the Division of Consumer Affairs can help you renew before you have your renewal notice.


Do not send CE Certificates to the Board. You must keep your CE certificates for your own records and for the Board of Social Work Examiners (Board) in the event you are audited. However, you will NOT send your CE certificates to the Board as part of the renewal process.  When you renew online, you will be asked to check a statement confirming that you have or will have completed your continuing education requirements by August 31, 2016. No other documentation is required at this time.


NASW-NJ will include information about License Renewal in our weekly electronic newsletter (newSWire™) during the coming weeks. Additional information will also be on our Web site.


Please go to for updates after July 1st.


Reminder to earn your CEUs before
the end of the licensing cycle (8/31).

Looking for in-person CE courses? Click here.

Looking for online CE courses that are valid in NJ? Click here.




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