Social Work Requirements
Documentation of forty (40) hours of approved continuing education every two years including three (3) hours of ethics.
For masters and clinical social work levels, documentation of an additional six (6) hours of diagnosis and treatment as part of the forty (40) total continuing education hours.
All new social workers must have at least six (6) hours of social worker safety awareness training as part of the forty (40) hours of continuing education that is required for licensure renewal. The new requirement applies only to social workers who are renewing their license for the first time. The social worker safety awareness training is a one-time only requirement. Once you have taken the safety training, you have met the requirement.
ASWB approved continuing education trainings can be used to satisfy the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board social work continuing education requirements.
There is no limit on the number of continuing education hours that can be earned per renewal period through completion of ASWB approved distance-learning trainings.