Social Work Certification/Licensure

The current certification/licensure period lasts from March 1, 2023, until February 28, 2025. A minimum of 30 hours of continuing education including four hours of social work boundaries and ethics must be completed by February 28, 2023.

NASW-WI offers many options to earn continuing education hours including our Annual Conference, Ethics and Boundaries workshops, and Branch Conferences and workshops.  Additionally, NASW-WI offers a variety of Online Learning opportunities.

For more information on the new continuing education requirements effective March 1, 2015, go to the NASW-WI website, (

For more information on social work certification and licensure go to You can also go to the Questions and Answers about licensure and certification on the NASW-WI website.