CEU Approval

Effective March 1, 2017 any CEUs that are approved by ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) or NASW (National Association of Social Workers) National Office or Nevada Chapter will automatically be approved by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers. You will no longer need to submit an approval for these trainings.

NASW Nevada Offers Exciting New Program for Online CEUs

NASW Nevada is pleased to announce that we recently launched a new online continuing education resource for Nevada social workers, the NASW Professional Education and Training Center (PETC). http://www.socialworkers.org/naswproed/default.asp This convenient method for obtaining your up to 50% of your Nevada continuing education units became possible last March when the Board of Examiners for Social Workers decided to accept all CEU courses approved by the NASW National Office. 

Available at your convenience 24 hours a day, the PETC offers NASW courses in a variety of formats—webinars, webcasts, podcasts, presentations, etc. Courses will continue to be added to the Center’s initial offerings to cover numerous practice areas. The site is sortable and searchable to help you find the training programs that best meet your professional development needs.  

NASW’s new Center is an excellent continuing education resource. All courses offered are NASW accredited and members receive discounted prices, some courses are even free to members, on CEUs. Go to http://socialworkers.org/naswproed/default.asp  to access the Center’s start up course catalog.

In-Person Continuing Education

NASW-Nevada Chapter CEU Workshop

September 22, 2018 12:00-3:00pm

UNLV Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

1455 E. Tropicana Avenue, Suite 650 

Las Vegas, NV 89119

Workshop: “Ethics and Risk Management in the New Era of Social Work” 

Speaker: Gary Bailey, LH.D (h.c.), MSW, ACSW is a Professor of Practice at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work with a second appointment at the Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Business of Social Work Conference

A hybrid single day of education around the business of social work. This event will be in conjunction with the Illinois Chapter of NASW, with a local element during lunch. Save the Date!

Date: Oct 25th, 2018

Nevada Location: TBA 

Continuing Education

Please be advised of the following changes in NAC 641B (the regulations pertaining to social work practice) regarding the number of continuing education hours various levels of social work licensure are required to collect. This regulatory change became effective February 11, 2009. All licensees received notification of this regulatory change in their license renewal applications from March 2009 through February 2010.



Must complete at least 30 continuing education hours every 2 years, of which, 2 hours must relate to ethics in the practice of social work and 10 hours must be in the field of practice of the licensee. 


Must complete at least 36 continuing education hours every 2 years, of which, 3 hours must relate to ethics in the practice of social work and 12 hours must be in the field of practice of the licensee

Waiver of Continuing Education Requirements

Upon the request of the licensee, the Board may waive the continuing education requirements of this section for a licensee who is at least 70 years of age and is retired from the practice of social work.