Social Work Requirements
Documentation of 40 hours (30 for LBSW’s) of Board-approved continuing education every two years, including 3 Category I hours focusing on ethics, professional conduct and boundary issues. Online Ethics programs will not satisfy the Category I Ethics requirement.
Licensees must obtain at least 50% of the required continuing education hours in Category I. All 40 (30 for LBSW) continuing education hours may be earned in Category I.
Category I hours can only be given by Board Authorized Sponsors. Category II activities include programs and activities that are less structured or are not Board-authorized.
ASWB approved continuing education trainings can be used to satisfy the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Category I continuing education requirements.
A maximum of 20 (15 for LBSW’s) of the required continuing education hours may be earned per renewal period through completion of ASWB approved distance-learning programs.