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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.


Good News About License Renewal!


If you’ve been having trouble renewing your license, you can now get onto the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) License Renewal Web site and renew. The process is working, but due to the volume of people trying to renew, your patience may be necessary.


Please note: If you still have problems, we suggest you try renewing late at night or early in the morning as fewer people will be on the Renewal Web site at those times.


When you finish renewing, you will be able to print out a receipt/confirmation that you have paid. Be sure to print and keep this receipt so you will have proof that you have renewed.


Please do not try to call or send anything to the BSWE office. The renewal Web site is managed by the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA). If you've tried to renew on the Web site at least 3 times and are still having problems, please call the DCA at 1-888-656-6225 (Option 3).


If you successfully renewed your license before August 4th, you do not need to do anything else. There is no need to call the Board or NASW-NJ. 



Watch this Web site for more information as it becomes available.


General Information

Click here to access the FAQ page on license renewal, CE requirements and CE certificates. Click here to see "Tips for Understanding the NJ Social Work Regulations for Continuing Education." Also, see our Calendar for upcoming CE programs and the Online CE Institute for online courses. All of these courses are accepted by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners.

Hope this is helpful.

And thanks for being a member ~~
We are proud to be NASW-NJ: Your Voice. Your Profession.




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



Please note, regarding
passport request:

 If you are a US citizen,
you do NOT need to provide
a copy of your passport.

 Scroll down to the bottom of the notice page, requesting the passport information, click "I understand" and continue with your renewal.



By now you should have received a renewal notice for your Social Work Licenses (LSW or LCSW) and Certifications (CSW) in the mail. The notice was sent from the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, not from the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).


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.


For more information on license renewal and CE requirements, click here to access the FAQ page. If you're an NASW member and still have questions after reading the License Renewal web page, feel free to reach out to our NASW-NJ Licensing Hotline by submitting a form to


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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