State Board of Social Work Licensure Requirements

 CE Requirements:

Renewal: twenty-five (25) social work contact hours must be completed every two (2) years from date of issue. Four (4) contact hours must be completed in social work ethics. Maine State Law requires LSW Conditionals to complete six (6) contact hours of ethics and six (6) contact hours of psychosocial assessment for their first renewal. A maximum of ten (10) hours of home study is permitted.  Beginning January 1, 2020, an applicant for license renewal shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board a one-time successful completion of a minimum of 12 hours of course work in family or intimate partner violence, including course work in spousal or partner abuse that addresses screening, referral and intervention strategies, including knowledge of community resources, cultural factors, evidence-based risk assessment and same-gender abuse dynamics. An applicant may fulfill this requirement through course work provided through contact hours, Internet hours or distance learning programs, as evidenced by certification from an accredited educational institution or equivalent teaching or practice experience.



For more information visit the State Board of Social Work Licensure