Continuing Education Recognition Program  

Questions most frequently asked

Q. What are the benefits in joining the Continuing Education Recognition Program for Social Workers?

A. Enhance your professional development and get credit for it.  We keep a record of all your continuing education activities for you.  Upon completion of earning 90 credits within a 3 year period you will receive a Certificate of Continuing Education in Social Work.

Q. How do I join the Continuing Education Recognition Program?

A. Complete the Application for Registration in the NASW New York State Chapter Continuing Education Recognition Program for Social Workers, print it out and mail or fax it to us.

NASW-NYS Chapter
188 Washington Avenue
Albany NY 12210
Fax: 518- 463-6446

  Q. What is the cost to join?

A.  For NASW- NYS Chapter members the program is free of charge.  Non- members pay a $75.00 registration fee.

Q.  How will I know if the continuing education program that I attended will be approved for credit?

A.  Once you submit verification of attendance and the program brochure our continuing education committee will send you a status report as to whether the program was approved as a social work related activity.

Q.  What are the qualifying education events?

A. The qualifying educational events come under 3 categories that best reflect social work professional growth activities. 

  • Category I consists of organized learning events like workshops, practice oriented seminars, and post graduate training courses that have been pre-approved by NASW NYS to provide continuing education credits.
  • Category II also consists of  organized professional learning events like workshops, practice oriented seminars and post graduate training programs, but the provider did not obtain prior approval from NASW-NYS to provide continuing education credits.
  • Category III consists of individual professional self development activities such as writing a book or paper for presentation or publication.

  Q. What do I do after I attend a workshop or training session and want to get credit for it?

A. Mail a copy of verification of attendance and program brochure within 90 days of attending program to:

Continuing Education Committee
188 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

  Q.  I have more questions, who can I contact to answer them?   

A. Contact James Koonce at the Continuing Education Department:

Phone: 518-463-4741 x17
Email: James Koonce

Continuing Education Program

NASW-NYS   188 Washington Ave.   Albany, NY 12210   Tel: 518.463.4741 or 800.724.6279   Fax: 518.463.6446