Louisiana-licensed social workers have an annual license renewal with an August 31st deadline. Continuing education must be completed by June 30th.
Twenty (20) continuing education hours are required to renew a license, and ten (10) hours are allowed from distance learning (home study) if ASWB approved.
Three hours of social work ethics are required at every other renewal, and LCSW-BACS are required to obtain three (3) hours in the area of clinical supervision every two years to maintain Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) designation.
Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners
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CE Required: 20 hours per year
Home Study Allowed: 10 hours (distance learning)
License Expiration: 8/31, annually – CE must be completed by 6/30
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB
Notes: 3 hours SW ethics required every other renewal; LCSW-BACS are required to obtain three (3) hours in the area of clinical supervision every two years to maintain Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) designation
This organization (Professional Development Resources, Inc. ACE Approval Number 1046) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs. ASWB Approval Period: 6/12/2000 – 6/12/2016. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Information gathered from the Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners on April 29, 2015.