Nebraska Social Work Continuing Education

Free State Social Work is approved as a continuing education provider by the Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education Program (provider #1235) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (provider #6605).  We are also approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (provider 10-001) and the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CE Provider # 50-13565).

Does the Nebraska Board accept courses from ASWB-approved providers?

The Nebraska Board does not pre-approve continuing education.  Nebraska regulations state that:  “Continuing education should relate to “maintaining skills necessary for the safe and competent practice of social work” (172 NAC 94-014.02).

Continuing education offerings for individuals who hold a social work certificate, but are not licensed as a mental health practitioner, must relate to the practice of social work.

How many hours can I earn with on-line courses?

You can earn 15 out of 32 hours with ‘home study programs’ (social work).

Please remember that we have done our best to research your state’s licensing guidelines. Licensing regulations can change frequently including guidelines about how many hours you can earn on-line. Most jurisdictions require a certain number of hours in ethics and other areas of practice. The final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with your state board. Even those states that endorse the ACE program may have exceptions in terms of the courses that they will accept. It is ultimately your responsibility to understand the licensing regulations in your state.

You can review Nebraska social work continuing education requirements at http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/pages/crlMHPSWRenewalCEReinstate.aspx.

You can also contact the board at:

Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health- Licensing Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4986
402-471-4905

All of our courses are $4 per credit hour.  To get started, you can browse our complete course catalog or use the category links on the right.

CEU?  Contact Hour?  Credit Hour?

Different jurisdictions have different definitions.  For some jurisdictions, the term CEU consists of ten credit hours.  At Free State Social Work, we offer continuing education credit hours and we estimate that each credit hour will require one hour of reading.

 

Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 – 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.