Pennsylvania-licensed social workers have a license renewal every two years with a February 28th deadline, odd years.
Thirty (30) hours of continuing education are required to renew a license, and twenty (20) hours are allowed from home study or online courses if ASWB-approved.
Three (3) hours of ethics are required at each renewal. Two hours of continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting are required. No office management or practice building courses are allowed.
Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Professional Counseling
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: 20 hours
License Expiration: 2/28, odd years
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB, APA, NBCC
Notes: 3 hrs ethics required each renewal. 2 hrs of continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting. No office management or practice building courses allowed
Date of Info: 01/25/2017
Pennsylvania social workers can earn up to 20 hours for renewal through online courses offered on the social work page @PDResources. Click here to view ASWB-approved online CE courses.
Popular Online Continuing Education Courses for Social Workers
Professional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. Our purpose is to provide high quality online continuing education (CE) courses on topics relevant to members of the healthcare professions we serve. We strive to keep our carbon footprint small by being completely paperless, allowing telecommuting, recycling, using energy-efficient lights and powering off electronics when not in use. We provide online CE courses to allow our colleagues to earn credits from the comfort of their own home or office so we can all be as green as possible (no paper, no shipping or handling, no travel expenses, etc.). Sustainability isn’t part of our work – it’s a guiding influence for all of our work.
We are 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; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within one week of completion).