NACSW, provider #1078, has been certified by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) as an ACE (Approved Continuing Education) provider. This approval status extends to all of NACSW’s current training programs including its conventions, regional conferences, chapter workshops, and audio conferences. NACSW maintains responsibility for the program, and will advertise in advance the number of continuing education clock hours available for each of its trainings. NACSW is also 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-0479.
Final authority rests with the licensing state or province
It is important to note, however, that final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with the state or province in which the participant is licensed. Some states, for example, categorically do not yet accept distant education contact hours, no matter who offers them, and so training participants are still responsible to check with their local authorities about final training acceptability. However, an increasing number of regulatory boards readily accept the continuing education offerings of ASWB-approved providers, and NACSW expects this number to continue to grow.
For more information about ASWB and their ACE program, go to www.ASWB.org or call 1-800-225-6880. For more information about Continuing Education requirements for the LMSW and LCSW in New York, go to: www.op.nysed.gov/prof/sw/swceinfo.htm.