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    March 24, 2020

    Dear Board Sponsors:

    • At this time, the BSWE Continuing Education Regulations remain in effect.   We are aware that the Board Authorized Sponsors' conferences, workshops, and trainings may have been cancelled, postponed, or under consideration.  Sponsors have been reviewing their options with some Sponsors already designating new training dates while others have postponed them awaiting further guidance from Governor Hogan.  Licensees will be contacting you directly to discuss your training plans and their options.
    • Some Board Authorized Sponsors may be in the process of changing their format from live conferences and trainings to live, real-time, interactive webinars to earn Category I CEUs (the CE Certificate should reflect this language).  One option is to offer short trainings - for example, 2 to 4 hours in this format making it easier for licensees to attend.   However, the Continuing Education Regulations for Category I learning activities must be followed as outlined in COMAR  
    • A template of the Continuing Education Certificate provided by Board Authorized Sponsors to Maryland social work licensees is posted on the Board's website on the CE web page (right column).  Please review your certificate and update as needed.  It must be on your agency/organization's letterhead.
    • As a reminder, if you are providing training on Ethics or Supervision, please include this designation on the certificate so that it is clear to all parties. 


    Thank you

    Stanley E. Weinstein, Ph.D., LCSW-C
    Executive Director
    Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
    4201 Patterson Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21215