North Carolina Social Work Continuing Education

Welcome North Carolina Social Workers!

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 North Carolina Board accept courses from ASWB-approved continuing education providers?

Yes. Distance learning courses must be approved by ASWB or NASW-NC. Our program is approved by the ASWB.  All continuing education must be related to social work practice, values, skills, and knowledge.

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

Distance learning in North Carolina is limited to a maximum of 20 hours of distance learning, which includes online courses.

How Can I Get Started?

All of our courses are $5.99 per credit hour.  We also offer an unlimited package. One year of unlimited courses is $74.99 and two years of unlimited courses are $124.99.  Click here for more information about how to get started or you can browse our complete course catalog.

Where Can I Review North Carolina Social Work Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review North Carolina social work continuing education requirements at /

You can also contact the board at:
North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
PO Box 1043
Asheboro, NC 27204

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 North Carolina Social Work CEUs?  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.