Renewal: thirty (30) hours social work continuing education must be completed every two (2) years from date of issue. At least two (2) hours must be about social work ethics. Newly licensed social workers, licensed after December 31st of the even numbered year, are required to obtain fifteen (15) contact hours of continuing education for the initial renewal period. Social workers licensed after June 30th of the odd numbered year have no continuing education requirement for that licensing period. Home study courses must be approved by the ASWB or NASW.