Pennsylvania Social Work Continuing Education

Welcome Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Board accept courses from ASWB-approved continuing education providers?

Yes.

Please note:  We are not an approved provider for the Act 31 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting requirement.  

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

You can earn 20 out of 30 hours with reading-based, on-line courses.

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 or you can browse our complete course catalog.

Where Can I Review Pennsylvania Social Work Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review Pennsylvania social work continuing education requirements at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/SocialWorkersMarriageanFamilyTherapistsandProfessionalCounselors/Pages/Social-Worker-Licensure-Requirements-Snapshot.aspx.

Act 31 of 2014 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Continuing Education Providers: https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Pages/Act-31.aspx

https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu

Suicide Prevention Continuing Education: https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/SocialWorkersMarriageanFamilyTherapistsandProfessionalCounselors/Documents/Special%20Notices/SW%20-%20Suicide%20Prevention%20Continuing%20Education%20-%20Notice.pdf

You can also contact the board at:
State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-2649
717-783-1389

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 Pennsylvania 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.