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

Business of Social Work Workshop Series


October 25, 2018 8:00am-4:00pm
UNLV Student Union- Philip J. Cohen Theater

The Business of Social Work Workshop Series will bring together  mental health leaders, practitioners, educators, and more. This workshop  series will offer up to 6 CEUs to attendees and will connect you to the  newest trends, innovations and practices that can help you strengthen  and improve your private practice or leadership skills. Lunch will be  provided.

Tentative Schedule:
8:00-8:45am Registration
8:45-10:15am You're Already Leading: How Social Work Education Empowers You to Practice Authentic Leadership (Virtual Session)
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-12:00pm Private Practice Panel Discussion (Live Session)
12:00-12:45pm Lunch (Provided by NASW- NV Chapter)
12:45-2:15pm Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice (Virtual Session)
2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30-4:00pm Grant Writing (or class TBA)

**Schedule may be subject to change. Due to unexpected speaker  conflicts, NASW-NV reserves the right to change courses without notice.


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.