New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education

Welcome New Jersey Social Workers!  

Does the New Jersey Board accept courses from ASWB-approved continuing education providers?

All New Jersey social work continuing education courses need to be pre-approved individually.  At this time, the following courses have been pre-approved individually for New Jersey Social Workers:

New Jersey Approved Cultural Competence Courses

New Jersey Approved Ethics Courses

New Jersey Approved Clinical Social Work Practice Courses

You must identify your state as New Jersey and include your license number in your account profile so that we can issue a certificate that meets licensing requirements in New Jersey. You can review your profile and update your state license information on your account profile page.  If you need help adding the state information to your profile or if you have any other questions, please contact us at info@freestatesocialwork.com.

How many New Jersey Continuing Education Hours can I earn with on-line courses?

You can earn 40 out of 40 hours with on-line courses.

An LCSW shall complete a minimum of 40 credits of continuing education, of which at least 20 credits shall be in courses related to clinical practice and five credits must be related to ethics.  Three hours in the area of social and cultural competence is required.

An LSW shall complete a minimum of 30 credits of continuing education, five of which must be related to ethics.  Three hours in the area of social and cultural competence is required.

CSW shall complete a minimum of 20 credits of continuing education, five of which must be related to ethics.  Three hours in the area of social and cultural competence is required.

Additionally, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:15BB-11.1, all individuals licensed or certified by this Board must complete at least one credit of continuing education in topics concerning prescription opioid drugs. This requirement must be met beginning with the 2018-2020 licensing cycle and will continue for all subsequent licensing cycles.

How Can I Get Started?

All of our courses are on sale for $5 per credit hour for a limited time (regularly $5.99).  We also offer an unlimited package. One year of unlimited courses is on sale for $70 and two years is on sale for $120 for a limited time (regularly $74.99 and $124.99).  Click here for more information about how to get started.

Where Can I Review New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review New Jersey social work continuing education requirements at https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/sw/Pages/continuingeducation.aspx.

You can find a list of approved CE courses for New Jersey on the ASWB website at https://www.aswb.org/newjersey/.

You can also contact the board at:
Board of Social Work Examiners
PO Box 45033
Newark, New Jersey 07101
973-504-6495

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.

Does Free State Social Work offer New Jersey Social Work CEUs?  New Jersey Social Work Trainings? Contact Hours?  Credit Hours?

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.