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Continuing education programs must meet the Board's regulatory requirements for approval. The Board does not promote continuing education programs, nor does the Board endorse the content of any program that it approves.
Please note that the information provided below is not a substitute for the Continuing Education Requirements as described in the regulations. However, the information can be used as a guide for some of the areas in the regulations.
The current continuing education requirement is to complete 40 (30 for LBSW's) continuing education units (CEUs) in programs and categories approved by the Board for each two-year period of licensure.
Category I credit can only be provided by Board Authorized Sponsors.
What if a Board Authorized Sponsor reviews and approves a program of an “unapproved” sponsor?
Category I CEUs may be earned in this situation if the Board Authorized Sponsor takes responsibility for the program, places their agency/ organization name on and signs the certificate of participation and indicates that they co-sponsored the program.
The following sponsors may provide training in Category I and Category II learning activities:
If you wish to review a list of authorized providers and/or programs, you should review the information listed on the websites for ASWB and NASW, as well as the Authorized Sponsors page on this web site.
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A licensee can earn up to 20 (15 for LBSW's) Category II continuing education units from home study programs. The home study program must be provided by a Board Authorized Sponsor (COMAR 10.42.06.04.E.07).
Effective November 1, 2017 all licensed social workers are required to obtain three (3) Category I or Category II continuing education units, every two years, in the content area focusing on ethics and professional conduct, including boundary issues. The program must be given by a Board Authorized Sponsor.
The content area must be related to social work ethics and professional conduct which may include maintaining appropriate boundaries with clients and a review of the social work statute and Code of Ethics as it relates to conduct which is consistent with generally accepted professional standards. In addition, the content of the program may address issues related to avoiding dual relationships and the acceptance of gifts.
Since many mental health professionals require their licensees to take similar ethics programs, you may be receiving notices of programs offered by their national professional associations who are approved by the Board to provide Category I continuing education units. It would be appropriate to participate in their programs.
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