By Gina Ulery
Illinois-licensed social workers must renew their license every 2 years, by November 30th of odd-numbered years. 30 hours of continuing education (CE/CEUs) are required to renew, including:
- 3 hours in social work ethics
- 3 hours in cultural competency (effective 12/1/2013)
Effective December 1, 2013, a minimum of 50% of the total CE hours required must be obtained by a method that includes face-to-face, in-person instruction or experience.
A maximum of 15 hours may be earned for completion of a self-study, home study or online course that is offered by an ASWB-approved sponsor – provided a posttest is required.
Professional Development Resources, Inc. (ACE Approval #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. Over 100 online and home study courses are available @ https://www.pdresources.org/profession/index/4