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Approval in Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Social Work CE Information

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  • ASWB ACE 1020
  • NBCC 5951

30 CE credit hours required every 3 years — 30 may be earned with

Applies To:

  • Kentucky Social Workers’s distant learning courses are available for continuing education credit for social workers as set forth by the Kentucky Board of Social Work.

30 credit hours for Clinical social workers during your three year license renewal. 30 credit hours available from distant learning courses.

15 credit hours for Licensed social workers during your three year license renewal. 15 credit hours available from distant learning courses.

3 credit hours are needed in social work code of ethics (course must have a KBSW-Ethics Approval#); and every third renewal period 6 credit hours on suicide assessment/treatment and 1.5 hours covering the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma., a service of CE Learning Systems, is approved to offer continuing education courses by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB #1020). CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the courses.

CE Learning Systems has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. is a service division of CE Learning Systems.

Board Contact Info

Kentucky Board of Social Work
Phone: 502-564-3296 ×230

Social Code of Ethics, 3.00 CE credit hours

This requirement cannot be completed with online coursework.

LCSW Supervision, 5.00 CE credit hours

LCSWs who wish to supervise other LCSWs are required to take a supervision course that specifically addresses Kentucky laws and regulations.
C.f. 201 KAR 23:070 in the KY Laws and Regulations booklet href=“” class=“external” target=”_blank”>

  • We do not currently offer courses to fulfill this requirement.

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