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Continuing Education Program

As stated in the NASW Standards for Continuing Professional Education, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) views continuing education as an essential activity for ensuring quality social work services for clients. By consistent participation in educational opportunities beyond the basic, entry-level professional degree, social workers are able to maintain and increase their proficiency in service delivery.

Continuing education is a self-directed process, which requires social workers to assume responsibility for their own professional development.

All programs that we offer are APPROVED for continuing education by NASW-NJ and recognized by the New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners (#1063), by the New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development (Provider #705), and the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners (family therapists, professional counselors, rehabilitation counselors and alcohol and drug counselors) for license and certification renewal. 

To that end, NASW-NJ's Continuing Education Program's mission is:

  • To provide high quality, affordable continuing education to members and other social workers in New Jersey;
  • To plan and implement regional continuing education programs throughout the year;
  • To formulate policies and procedures for NASW-NJ as they relate to Unit and Chapter sponsored continuing education programs; and
  • To monitor re-certification and re-licensure requirements established by the Board of Social Work Examiners as they relate to continuing education.

NASW-NJ Continuing Education Programs

Our Continuing Education Program has a variety of comprehensive course offerings.

The methods of continuing education currently offered by NASW-NJ include:

In-Person CE Workshops

These continuing education workshops are held at various locations throughout the State of New Jersey and occur live. For a full listing of our upcoming courses, please see our Calendar and use the drop-down menu to filter for CE courses.

Annual Conference
& Exhibition
NASW-NJ offers a three day, statewide conference each year. Our goal is to update social workers with new developments in social work and related fields. The conference includes traditional continuing education workshops and other programs, in which attendees can receive up to and more than 20 credits.

Distance Education
- Social Work Online CE Institute
Distance education workshops provide convenience by eliminating scheduling conflicts and travel. We have some of our own online CE courses or you can participate in the Social Work Online CE Institute, which provides programs that are all valid for your license here in NJ. You can earn CE credits right at home!

To peruse our catalog of great Online CE programs, click here.

CE Programs Approved by the CE Approval Collaborative

The link below provides a list of programs/workshops that have been approved by the CE Approval Collaborative. All of the courses on the list are acceptable sources of continuing education credit for your New Jersey social work license.

For more information regarding the course content, location or presenter, please contact the sponsoring agency. For social workers outside the state of New Jersey, please contact your state's credentialing or licensing board to determine if they accept programs approved by the CE Approval Collaborative.

The list is organized in alphabetical order by sponsor name and indicates the title of the program, the amount and type of credit awarded, as well as the valid approval dates.


This tip sheet is meant to help you figure out whether any course you are considering taking will count for CE credit for your license in New Jersey.


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