Minnesota Social Worker Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Meet your Minnesota social work CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

6 Mandatory Hours
34 Elective Hours
40 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Minnesota Behavioral Health : Social Worker license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Behavioral Health : Social Worker licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Minnesota Social Workers: Social Worker (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 40
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 34
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

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Mandatory Subjects:

  • 2 hours - social work ethics
  • 4 hours - cultural responsiveness

12 hours in clinical content (all LICSWs) 6 hours in supervision content (all licensing supervisors) 

Online Limitations

Up to half (50%) of the 40 total hours may be completed through independent learning which includes activities like: 

Online activities without live interaction 

Research for publication, presentations, or professional development


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Minnesota Board of Social Work
Phone: 6126172100
Address: 2829 University Ave. SE Ste. 340 Minneapolis, 55414

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.