Michigan Social Work Continuing Education

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


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

Half of your continuing education hours may be earned with reading-based, online courses.

We do not offer implicit bias or human trafficking trainings for Michigan social workers.

FAQs for Implicit Bias Training: https://www.michigan.gov/-/media/Project/Websites/lara/bpl/Shared-Files/Implicit-Bias-Training-FAQs.pdf.   Acceptable modalities of training include any of the following:  (i) A teleconference or webinar that allows live synchronous interaction that provides for the opportunity for participants to interact with the instructor and other participants.  (ii) A live presentation that provides for the opportunity for participants to interact with the instructor and other participants.  (iii) An asynchronous teleconference or webinar.

Human trafficking training content must cover all of the following:  (i) Understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in the United States.  (ii) Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings.  (iii) Identifying the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for  adults and minors.  (iv) Resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking.  More information can be found at https://ars.apps.lara.state.mi.us/AdminCode/DownloadAdminCodeFile?FileName=R%20338.2921%20to%20R%20338.2965.pdf&ReturnHTML=True. 

2 hours in pain and pain symptom management are required. Continuing education contact hours in pain and symptom management may include, but are not limited to courses in behavior management, psychology of pain, behavior modification, and stress management. https://www.michigan.gov/-/media/Project/Websites/lara/healthsystemslicensing/Folder10/LARA_Social_Work_CE_Brochure_5-11.pdf?rev=7cd62040bd8a489ab8ae4f1867a4d46c

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 Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review Michigan social work continuing education requirements at https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/LARA_Social_Work_CE_Brochure_5-11_376437_7.pdf

You can also contact the board at:
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Board of Social Work
PO Box 30670
Lansing, Michigan 48909

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 Michigan 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.