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Individual Licensees

Individual Application

for Continuing Education Credit Approval
Required Fee: $10.00
**ATTENTION** Apply here if you have attended a conference or taken a CE course that is relevant to the practice of social work but has NOT been approved by: 1) the KY Board of Social Work, or 2) one of the board’s PREAPPROVED Providers or Sponsors. Note: Program content and speaker resumes are required.

Continuing Education Requirements

Read 201 KAR 23:075, the requirements for continuing education for social work licensees, providers and sponsors.

Each licensee MUST complete a KY Social Work Ethics course during each renewal period:
1. The KY Social Work Ethics course required for renewal MUST be approved by the KY Board of Social Work; and
2. The CE certificate MUST have a KBSW-ETHICS Approval No. on the certificate.

Preapproved Providers and Sponsors

Preapproved CE Providers

Approved Kentucky Ethics Required for Renewal - IMPORTANT

   Online KY Approved Ethics Courses 5.11.20.pdf

KY Approved Ethics In-Person Courses


Required CE Courses

Kentucky Social Work Ethics

  • Must specifically cover the Kentucky Code of Ethical Conduct established in 201 KAR 23:080
  • KBSW-Ethics Approval# on the certificate of completion
  • Three (3) credit hours repeated every renewal period
  • TAKE ONLINE OR IN-PERSON

Domestic Violence and Elder AbuseTraining

  • During the three (3) year renewal period following initial licensure
  • Three (3) hours in domestic violence related training courses
  • Once you complete this course during your first license renewal, it does not have to be repeated
  • TAKE ONLINE OR IN-PERSON

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

  • One and one-half (1.5) hours covering the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma as defined in KRS 620.020
  • Must be repeated at least one time every six (6) years
  • TAKE ONLINE OR IN-PERSON

Suicide Prevention Training

Now required for social workers and other qualified mental health professionals. 

  • By July 2016, each licensee must complete a board approved training program on suicide assessment, treatment, and management as required by KRS 210.366(2)
  • Minimum of six (6) credit hours
  • Must be repeated at least one time every six (6) years
  • TAKE ONLINE OR IN-PERSON

ELECTIVE - KENTUCKY LCSW SUPERVISORS ONLY

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