Washington DC Social Worker Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

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

12 Mandatory Hours
28 Elective Hours
40 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Washington DC Behavioral Health : Social Worker license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Washington DC The District of Columbia, Department of Health. 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.

Washington DC Social Workers: Social Worker (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 40
Mandatory Hours: 12
Elective Hours: 28
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 07/31/2023
Next Education Due Date: 07/31/2023

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Mandatory Subjects:

  • 6 hours - Ethics (must be completed in a live classroom - live/in person CE requirement has been suspended for 2023 renewal period)
  • 2 hours - LGBTQ training
  • 4 hours - Public Health Priorities (acceptable topics)

NOTE: Health Professionals must submit proof of at least two (2) hours of CE on Covid-19 vaccines for renewal. Licensees were required to complete Covid-19 vaccination CE on or before September 30, 2021. 

Online Limitations

Live/in person CE requirement has been suspended for the 2023 renewal period.

A maximum of 12 hours may be completed through online education. 


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington DC The District of Columbia, Department of Health
Phone: 8776722174
Address: 899 N. Captial St., NE Wasthington, 20002

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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.