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 an approval for these trainings.


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 State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers.

Upcoming Classes:

Best Practices in Telehealth Technology: Ethical Considerations with In-person and Distance Interventions
- Feb 18th 9AM-12PM PST, 3 Ethics CEUs - $90 Non-Member, $50 Member of
NASW. Description: 

COVID-19 has resulted in many more mental health professional utilizing Telehealh. The NASW Technology Standards define Telehealth as“electronically mediated activity used in the conduct of competent and ethical delivery of social work services.” It includes the use of any information technology to deliver services (PC, laptop, tablets, cell phones, storage modalities, etc.). Social workers do not need to be doing distance therapy to be involved in telehealth. Any use of electronically mediated devices for communicating, receiving or storing clinical information is practicing telehealth. This includes emails, texts, online scheduling or intake, use of social media sites and arrangements with business associates for billing or other purposes.

Social workers are generally not IT experts. Best practices in telehealth require clinicians to be aware of a new range of clinical, legal and ethical considerations. Telehealth competence requires all the skills necessary for effective in person treatment along with an additional expertise. This training will address critical issues including confidentiality, informed consent, HIPAA standards, licensing requirements and social media policy.  Whether you are able to choose your own mediums of communication or need to utilize an employer’s, all mental health providers need this knowledge to protect clients, agencies and themselves.

Affirming Social Work Practice for LGBTQ+ Youth and Families (Virtual) - Feb 22nd 10AM-11AM PST
Presenters: Carolyn Wahlskog, LCSW, CEUs: 1.0, Description: LGBTQ+ young people and their families have unique needs in 2022. This cultural competency CEU training will share updated research on providing affirming practice, resources for social workers, and understanding the landscape that young people and their families are navigating within their schools, health care providers, and when accessing community organizations.

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.

In-Person Continuing Education


Due to safety concerns around the pandemic, all in-person education has been shifted to virtual education.  See below. 


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.

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