Continuing Education 


Effective March 1, 2017, any CEUs that are approved by ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) or NASW (National Association of Social Workers) National Office or Nevada Chapter will automatically be approved by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers. You will no longer need to submit approval for these training.


NASW Illinois, NASW-Nevada, and NASW North Dakota Education:

NASW- Nevada has a management agreement with NASW-Illinois and are partnering with NASW-North Dakota. All courses offered through NASW-Illinois and NASW-North Dakota are automatically approved by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers.


NASW-NV CEU’s are accepted with the following boards and organizations:
  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
  • Nevada State Board of Psychological Examiners
  • State of Nevada | Department of Education
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors

Working on getting approval:

*Nevada State Board of Nursing


If you are a presenter and would like to volunteer to be a speaker for the NASW-NV chapter, please fill out this form https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/x5oe7n115szsiw/


Upcoming Classes:

Your Nevada Chapter presents:

Introduction to Perinatal Mood Disorders

Date: Tuesday, February 27 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am PST (11:00 am to 1:00 pm CST)

CEUs: 2.0 CEUs

Virtual Platform: Zoom

Speaker: Rachel Chruszczyk (she/they)

Description: Join our enlightening workshop on perinatal mental health, designed for professionals and parents. This workshop provides comprehensive insights into perinatal mood disorders, their impact on individuals and families, and effective prevention and community care strategies. You will explore the fundamentals, signs, and symptoms of perinatal mood disorders, their connection to child mistreatment, and research-based interventions to promote healthy parent-child relationships. Learn about early identification, screening tools, and the role of professionals and support networks in fostering resilience to promote perinatal mental health and to provide vital support for affected individuals.

Registration: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/z63jnu71uu5try



Silver State Borders: Immigration in Nevada

Date: Thursday, March, 7th at 10 am PT, 12 pm CT

Location: Zoom

Description: This training will provide participants with a learning opportunity on how social welfare and state policy influence providers in being a service to undocumented immigrants in Nevada—additionally, best practices in maneuvering through social structures to serve immigrant communities better.

Presenters:

Jahahi M. Contreras:

Jahahi is a licensed social worker who has primarily served undocumented immigrants in Northern Nevada. She was the first social worker in the Nevada System of Higher Education to primarily serve undocumented students in higher education. In her role she developed collaborative programming and services that supported marginalized students and community members to improve access to higher education.

Mariana Sarmiento Hernandez:

Mariana manages the Undocumented Student Program at the Nevada State Office of Community, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (CEDI). As a DACA recipient raised in Las Vegas, she is passionate about increasing access to higher education for undocumented communities. Mariana earned her Sociology BA and Master of Social Work degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Cost: 2 CEU (Cultural Competency) / $25 Nonmember / $20 NASW Member / Free for students (no CEUs)

Register here: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/zxgvd8v0mnjskm/


Increasing Access to Neuroaffirmative Autism and ADHD Assessment

Date: Wednesday, April 17th at 10-11:00 AM PT, 12 PM CT 

Location: Zoom

Description: During this presentation, Darlene will demystify the testing psychologist's process for the evaluation of Autism and ADHD. You will gain an introductory understanding of the assessments available for these purposes, the qualifications for using them, the use of psychometrically validated instruments in the differential process, and cultural/linguistic/cognitive/gender considerations in the selection of assessments for the individual you are testing. If you have ever considered assessment, this will be an opportunity to learn more. Her goal is to break down barriers to continuing education and, in doing so, promote access to much-needed services.

Presenter: Darlene Sousa, LEP 

After a career in social services and mental health, Darlene returned to graduate school seventeen years ago to become a testing psychologist, driven by the challenges she faced as a parent of a child with learning differences. She saw and experienced for herself as a neurodivergent person, how systems of support did not connect and held different requirements for entry, leaving families lost. She's since found her path through private practice, consulting, and advocacy.

Cost: 1 CEU (Cultural Competency) / $15 Nonmember / $10 NASW Member / Free for students (no CEUs)

Register Here: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/zt2orv1ws8adb/


See the home page for the most up-to-date classes. 

On-Demand Virtual Education:

Earn CEUs Through NASW's Social Work Online CE Institute


NASW Nevada is pleased to announce that we recently launched a new online continuing education resource for Nevada social workers, the Social Work Online CE Institute. This convenient method for obtaining your Nevada continuing education units became possible when the Board of Examiners for Social Workers decided to accept all CEU courses approved by the NASW National Office.

Available 24 hours a day, the Social Work Online CE Institute offers courses in a variety of formats—webinars, webcasts, podcasts, presentations, etc. Courses will continue to be added and cover numerous practice areas. The site is sortable and searchable to help you find the training programs that best meet your professional development needs.

All courses offered are NASW accredited, and members receive discounted prices, some courses are even free to members.

NASW is committed to helping social workers meet their professional development needs. Social Work Online CE Institute houses hundreds of on-demand titles produced by the NASW Chapters and National Office, and, for your ease of mind, uses the same NASW login to access the Institute and all your training history. NASW members can access both free CEs and CEs at discounted rates! Not a member of NASW yet? No worries, nonmembers can also purchase titles (at the nonmember rate).

Sign-up here: https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/

Highlighted Classes:

Social Work Ethics & Roe v Wade Supreme Court Decision

Credit(s):2 Ethics

Course Number: NJ20220727

Duration:1 hour 47 minutes

Access: On Demand: Available for 3 months after purchase

https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/4220e1d3-a789-43a8-93f7-3827391bf259

Addressing Suicide From the Person-in-Environment and Social Justice Perspectives

Suicide may be one of the most challenging issues that social workers address in our professional careers.

Credit(s):1.5 Suicide Prevention

Course Number: UT20220322-7

Duration:1 hour 24 minutes

Access: On Demand: Available for 5 months after purchase

https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/faac6083-2e3a-45a4-b1c8-3f3c0202e58b


NEVADA CHAPTER CONFERENCE


For latest information on the conference click here: NV Annual Conference (socialworkers.org)

Requirements


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LSW and LASW

Must complete at least 30 continuing education hours every 2 years, of which, 2 hours must relate to ethics in the practice of social work and 10 hours must be in the field of practice of the licensee.

LCSW and LISW

Must complete at least 36 continuing education hours every 2 years, of which, 3 hours must relate to ethics in the practice of social work and 12 hours must be in the field of practice of the licensee.

Waiver of Continuing Education Requirements

Must complete at least 36 continuing education hours every 2 years, of which, 3 hours must relate to ethics in the practice of social work and 12 hours must be in the field of practice of the licensee.

Upon the request of the licensee, the Board may waive the continuing education requirements of this section for a licensee who is at least 70 years of age and is retired from the practice of social work.


New requirement for 2024! 

CEUs in “Cultural Competency and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” In the 2021 Nevada Legislative Session, the Legislature approved a new bill (AB 327) that requires licensees to complete CEUs in additional areas.   

AB 327 required each licensee to complete two CEUs in, “Cultural Competency and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” each collection cycle. 

This was increased to 6 CEUs in, “Cultural Competency and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” each collection cycle effective January 1, 2024.

Read the mandate here: https://socwork.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/socworknvgov/content/about/Approved%20Content%20for%20Diversity%20CEUs.pdf

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