Social Work Requirements
Documentation of thirty (30) hours of continuing education every three years including three (3) hours in the area of social work ethics. Courses on social work ethics need to be directly approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work. The three (3) hour social work ethics requirement must be repeated every renewal cycle.
Documentation of three (3) hours of continuing education in the area of domestic violence during the three (3) year cycle following initial licensure. Once you complete this course during your first license renewal, it does not have to be repeated.
By July 2016, each licensee must complete a six-hour board approved training program on suicide assessment, treatment, and management. The six (6) hour training must be repeated at least one time every six (6) years.
Documentation of one and one-half (1.5) hours of continuing education covering the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma at least one time every six (6) years.
ASWB approved continuing education trainings can be used to satisfy the Kentucky Board of 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.