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CE Approval Information
Obtaining approval from the proper body is necessary in order for an education provider to offer home study CE contact hours to social workers in North Carolina. The North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NC) is authorized to approve providers of home study Social Work continuing education by the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board.
Approval by NASW-NC is a way to increase your marketability as a quality continuing education provider. Such approval will be valuable in attracting social workers desiring state credentialing renewal and professional development.

The mission of the approval program is to champion the professional development of social workers. It is the goal of the approval program to certify sound, relevant, and appropriate home study CE opportunities for social workers in North Carolina.

What qualifies as home study?

Webinars (live and recorded)
•Online course work
•Courses delivered by mail (Book, DVD, Audio Recording)



The Approval program does not include marketing services from NASW-NC. The approved course will be listed on the approvals page. If a hyperlink to the course is provided, it will be included on the page. In the case of a webcast/live webinar, the course will be listed on the NASW-NC conference calendar.

If your organization would like NASW-NC to assist you in marketing your program, please contact our office and we will be glad to send your organization a marketing services price list.


Fee Schedule

1 Program 100.00

2-5 Programs 300.00

6-10 Programs 400.00

11-15 Programs 500.00

16-20 Programs 600.00


**multiple programs must be submitted at the same time to be eligible for package pricing**


Should your program be denied endorsement by the Peer Review Board, a $35 processing fee will be taken from your application fee and a check in the amount of the remainder of your application fee will be mailed to the address on the application.


Please allow up to four weeks for approval processing. If you need approval sooner than 4 weeks, you must add the rush my application store item at checkout and pay the rush fee.




 Already have an approval number? Submit your Re-Application here

We look forward to helping you provide a continuing education program that best meets the needs of discerning social workers. If you have any questions, please call NASW-NC at 919-828-9650.





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