The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners revised their rules and regulations regarding continuing education (CE) this year. Maryland-licensed Social Workers are now allowed to earn up to 20 hours of CE via online and home study coursework under Category II credit (previously limited to 10 hours per 2-year renewal period).
Maryland-licensed Social Workers are required to renew their licenses biennially on October 31st. 40 hours of continuing education are required each renewal to show an on-going commitment to life-long learning. 20 of the 40 required hours must come from Category 1 (live) courses, including 3 hours in ethics. The remaining 20 hours can now come from online and home study courses offered by approved-providers.
The Board recognizes and accepts the continuing education approval process conducted by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and automatically accepts courses offered by ASWB-approved providers.
Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education for social workers by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program) and offers over 150 continuing education courses in online and home study format for social workers throughout the United States.