Illinois Social Work Continuing Education

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


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

You can earn 15/30 hours with online programs.  Effective December 1, 2013, a minimum of 50% of the total CE hours required must be obtained by a method that includes face-to-face, in-person instruction or experience.

Do you offer an Illinois Sexual Harrassment Prevention course

Yes. It is available at

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 Illinois Social Work Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review Illinois social work continuing education requirements at

You can find information on the new Sexual Harassment Prevention Training CE requirement at:

You can find information on the free DCFS online mandated reporter training at:

Beginning 1/1/23, healthcare professionals will need to complete one hour of implicit bias training.

Beginning, 1/1/23, healthcare professionals who have direct patient interaction with adults age 26 and above will need one hour of CE training on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

You can contact the board at:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation


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 Illinois 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.