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The NASW Code of Ethics offers a set of values, principles, and standards to guide the decision-making and everyday professional conduct of social workers. It is relevant to all social workers and social work students regardless of their specific functions or settings. 


In Virginia, continuing competency requirements encompass (18VAC140-20-105):


  • LCSW requires a minimum of 30 contact hours.

  • LBSWs and LMSWs require a minimum of 15 contact hours of continuing education prior to licensure renewal in even years.

  • A minimum of six hours for licensed clinical social workers and a minimum of three hours for licensed social workers must pertain to ethics or the standards of practice for the behavioral health professions or to laws governing the practice of social work in Virginia.


Please note that NASW courses that include Ethics hours meet all regulatory requirements. Refer to your regulatory agency for the required hours. 


Check out our Calendar of Events for current course offerings that include ethics hours, or check out our online CE Institute for a wide array of ethics course options.

Enroll today and take the next step in your professional development!

Online CE Institute Ethics Professional Development Offerings from NASW Virginia

Independent Clinical Supervision: Current Best Practices and Managing Vicarious Liability

Participants will receive 2.75 CEs, including 2.75 Ethics. Self-Study.

Amid the challenging social work practice climate, what must practitioners engaging in the exciting practice arena of Independent Clinical Supervision know to assure a successful professional experience? From established resources of practice accountability to the formulation of supervision contracts, this training will both educate and empower attendees. Plan to attend and gain the knowledge and confidence to master your own independent supervisory processes!

Member Price: $45

Non-Member Price: $65

Mastering the Ethical Divide of Digital Technology and Clinical Social Work Supervision

Participants will receive 3.25 CEs, including 3.25 Ethics. Self-Study.

Engage in a training that blends new knowledge, with industry scenarios and application of the latest professional resources, including the 2017 Technology and Social Work Practice (NASW, ASWB, CSWE, CSWA, 2017) and the NASW Code of Ethics.

Member Price: $55

Non-Member Price: $77

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