District of Columbia Social Work Continuing Education

Welcome Washington DC 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 District of Columbia Board accept courses from ASWB-approved continuing education providers?


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

You can take a maximum of 12 hours with distance learning activities.  Ethics courses must be face to face; no online courses are accepted for ethics.

Important:  Face to face requirements suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic until July 31, 2023.  You can find more information at https://dchealth.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/service_content/attachments/Policy%20Statement%20-%20BoSW%20Guidance%20on%20Suspension%20of%20Face-to-Face%20Continuing%20Education%20.pdf

Public Health Priority topics can be found at https://dchealth.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/page_content/attachments/DC%20Health%20Public%20Notice%20Regarding%20Public%20Health%20Topics%20for%20CE.pdf.

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 the District of Columbia Social Work Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review District of Columbia social work continuing education requirements at https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/161602.

You can also contact the board at:
Health Licensing Specialist
899 North Capitol Street, NE
First Floor
Washington DC 20005

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 CEUs 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 District of Columbia 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.