California-licensed social workers have a license renewal every two years with a date of issue deadline. Thirty-six (36) hours of continuing education are required to renew a license. There are no limited for online continuing education courses if ASWB-approved.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
CE Required: 36 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: DOI, every 2 years
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB, APA, NBCC
Notes: 6 hrs laws & ethics required each renewal (Click here to view additional one-time requirements)
Date of Info: 8/28/2016
California social workers can earn all 36 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the social work page at PDResources.
NOTE: The Board is discontinuing its approval of CE providers. Providers with a valid Board issued number may offer qualified CE courses only until the provider number expires. Effective July 1, 2015, these provider numbers will not be renewable. By June 30, 2017, all Board-issued CE provider numbers will have been canceled. CA BBS CE Regulations
Professional Development Resources is a Florida nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) approved to offer continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA): the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board and Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; and by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners. We are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within one week of completion.
Social Workers Continuing Education Requirements