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August 26, 2019

DCYF licensed social workers can receive continuing education units

The Alliance will offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs, also known as continuing education credits) for classroom and webinar courses offered to the child welfare workforce who are licensed through the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) as a:

  •        Licensed Advanced Social Worker, or
  •        Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, or
  •        Associate-Advanced and Independent Clinical Social Worker.

Alliance training CEUs count toward “agency sponsored” training where the social worker is employed. The number of “agency sponsored” credit hours is limited to 26 hours of the required 36 hours per reporting period (every two years). CEUs are limited to classroom and webinar courses at this time. The number of CEU hours is equal the number of classroom hours, so no math is needed!

The individual licensed social worker is responsible for tracking and reporting their CEUs to the DOH every two years.

To find your CEUs in the Washington State Learning Center, go to the Training Transcript, which can be found by clicking the Self icon at the top > Reporting in the side panel > then Training Transcript. The “Estimated Credit Hours” is a column in the transcript. If you see a course that is missing a value in the Credit Hours column, please contact the Alliance Help Desk at

For more information about the licensing and continuing education requirements, check these resources:

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