The training required includes the following:
- One social work graduate course in supervision from a master's degree program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; OR
- 12 hours of agency-sponsored supervision training; OR
- 12 credit hours of continuing education in social work supervision by a Board-authorized sponsor.
A social worker may want to check with the following organizations to determine if they are offering a continuing education program in social work supervision:
The Association of Social Work Boards,www.aswb.org
, has a listing of approved CE sponsors with web site links.
The National Association of Social Workers,www.socialworkers.org
, has a listing of approved CE programs. Local chapters of NASW may be offering programs.
University of Maryland – School of Social Work – Continuing Professional Education,www.ssw.umaryland.edu/cpe
, may be offering programs in supervision training.
Please note that a social worker may obtain the 12 credit hours in social work supervision in Category I or Category II. Category II includes online – distance learning – home study programs.