Continuing Education Requirements for Social Workers in New York State

In order for a social worker to retain their license in NY they must complete 36 hours of continuing education every three years by a CE provider who has been approved by the NY Social Work Board.  Only 12 of these hours can consist of self-study activities.  Live webinar courses are considered live hours.

The Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is an approved CE provider and offer live in-person, live online, and online self-study courses which allow you to meet your CE requirement. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/29/2020

CE hours of credit cannot be carried over into your next registration period.

For the full details and questions about your CE requirements contact the Office of the State Board for Social Work, New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Education Building - 2nd Floor East Wing, 89 Washington Ave., Albany, New York, 12234, by phone 518-474-3817 ext. 450, by fax 518-486-2981, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For your registration renewal, you will simply attest that you completed your required CE hours.  However, you must retain your CE records for six years in case you are audited.

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