Continuing Education Approval Program
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
1. DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY
Any individual and/or organization who offers quality, cutting-edge, relevant courses to social work professionals may submit a course for approval by the NASW-NJ CE APPROVAL PROGRAM. Specific eligibility requirements include:
- Applicant must submit a complete application at least ninety (90) days prior to the date of the program.
Please ensure that you have successfully attached your application document. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Application fees are non-refundable.
- Applicant must be able to create, supply, and maintain attendance records, certificates, evaluations and additional documentation of programs.
- Learning objectives and materials must be compliant with NJ State Board of Social Work Examiners Statutes and Regulations.
Additionally, although not required:
Applicant should have a licensed social worker consultant, who is a member of NASW, involved in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the social work continuing education program submitted for approval.
2. DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENT
To get started, click to open the following documents :
1. Application Checklist
3. Application Guidelines
4. Explanation of Terms
These documents will appear in a separate window. Please save them to your computer by selecting File, Save as from the Menu Bar that usually is located at the top of the page.
3. READ ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND COMPLETE APPLICATION
It is imperative that you read all supporting documents to ensure that your application is properly and thoroughly completed. There is a $25 resubmission fee for applications that are incomplete.
It is strongly recommended that applicants of the NASW-NJ CE APPROVAL PROGRAM consult the New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiner’s Statutes and Regulations to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. (Please read Subchapter 6, sections 13:44G-6.1 through 6.3 at http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/social/swlic.htm )
You will need to gather all documents which include, but are not limited to: resumes, bibliography, promotional materials, sign-in sheets, and certificate.
4. UPLOAD ALL DOCUMENTS
All of the application documents will need to be uploaded on the Submission Page.
Save all documents as Microsoft Word Documents (.doc suffixes) or PDF files, to easily upload and submit your application.
Follow the insructions on the submission page.
5. AWAIT APPROVAL DECISION
After your application and payment have been submitted, allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing and review. Please refrain from calling NASW-NJ to check on the status of your application until the 8-week processing period has passed.
A course approval begins the date of the approval and is extended through the current two-year licensing cycle provided the course content and course delivery format do not change. We do not offer retroactive approvals of courses that have been offered prior to a date at which a decision has been made.
In the event that NASW-NJ denies an application for initial approval or extension of approval, or terminates approval, the sponsor may appeal the decision to the NASW-NJ Board of Directors. Appeals must be made in writing to the Executive Committee at the association’s current address and must include the non-refundable administrative appeal fee of $25.
Sponsors of approved courses must conspicuously place the following statement on all publications for social work continuing education courses:
“This course, <approval #>, is approved for continuing education by the National Association of Social Workers - NJ Chapter (NASW-NJ). NASW-NJ CE Approval Program Approval Period: September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2014.
Social workers will receive <____ clinical/non-clinical/cultural competency/ethics> continuing education credits for participating in this course.”
We strongly suggest that applicants awaiting an approval decision DO NOT include phrases such as, “Pending approval,” “CEUs applied for,” etc. Such phrases are misleading to potential registrants of a program. Prospective participants must be made aware that even though an approval has been applied for, there is a possibility that it could be rejected.
However, NASW-NJ recognizes the need for adequate promotion to ensure success of your workshop or conference. If an applicant must send out materials prior to receiving a decision, applicants must conspicuously place the following statement on all publications for social work continuing education courses:
"Please contact <contact name> at <contact telephone> or <contact email> for information about continuing education credits for social workers."
To contact the NASW-NJ CE APPROVAL PROGRAM: