2022 and 2023 Renewal Cycle Information

    The State Committee for Social Workers voted that for the 2022 and 2023 renewal period, the 15-hour limit of correspondence courses have been waived. All licensees will still be required to do the required hours of continuing professional education, but these hours can be any combination of live programs, webinars and correspondence courses and other approved methods. Other hourly limits for credits for publications, etc. remain in place. Do not forget that you are now required to complete 2 hours in suicide, 3 hours in ethics, and 3 hours related to diversity, inclusion, etc.

    Continuing Education Rule, 20 CSR 2263-2.082

    The State Committee for Social Workers wishes to share with you the most recent version of the continuing education rule, 20 CSR 2263-2.082.
    The rule can be found at
    Please note that the requirement relating to the 3 hours related to diversity, inclusion, etc. will be required starting with renewal in 2022. This is not required for the 2021 renewal period.
    If you have any questions you may contact the office at 573-751-0885 or via email at

    Continuing Education

    Approved CE Courses

    Free CE Opportunity

    The committee is offering 2 hours of CE for those interested in taking a jurisprudence exam. The exam will be available beginning July 15, 2009. Click here to take advantage of this free CE opportunity.

    You may view the Rules & Statutes on the web at


    HB1719 passed this last legislative session and the bill includes language requiring all health care professionals to complete two hours of suicide prevention training as a condition of the initial licensure and subsequent renewals. The bill has been signed by the Governor and will go into effect on August 28, 2018. Starting September 30, 2018, the State Committee for Social Workers will require evidence of this training to be included with the initial application for licensure and, beginning with the 2019 renewal period, necessary for license renewal.

    Continuing Education Rules
    Course Approval Form
    Summary Sheet for Reporting Continuing Education