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Free for Members ($95 non-Members) Risk Management Training 1/27

Location: CO Executive Club Basement Conference Room; 1776 S Jackson St, Denver 80210
This session describes the most significant malpractice risks in social work today and numerous methods of mitigating and reducing one’s risk of being sued for malpractice. The presentation is intended for social workers in all fields of practice. The session will cover key concepts in risk management, such as the extent of personal and organizational liability today, and recommended strategies for reducing exposure to a social work malpractice lawsuit. The session will reveal the major reasons why social workers are sued and what you can do about those risks. We will define what constitutes a malpractice case and emphasize important record-keeping issues, guidelines for supervision, special tips for clinical and private practitioners and brief you about malpractice insurance, its special features and implications for your practice, and more.


$1,000 BSW Scholarship - Applications Accepted until January 26th

BSW student must be a senior as of Fall 2018 and be a Colorado resident attending a Colorado university. Email for an application. Awardee will be honored at the March 8th Social Work Celebration.

Join NASWCO for Hill Day with Mental Health CO and CPA on Feb 1

This year NASW-CO will participate in Mental Health Colorado’s (and the CO Psychological Association) Hill Day. Please join us. Click the link to register.


Buy Tickets for Social Work Celebration 2018; Award Winners TBA

Join the social work community of Colorado as we celebrate the profession and honor our colleagues on Thursday, March 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Skyline Ballroom at the Courtyard Marriott near I25 & S. Colorado Blvd. in Denver. This annual event includes a social hour offering light appetizers and cash bar, and an award ceremony presented by the co-sponsors. Registration is $25 for regular attendees; $15 for students; or $40 at the door.  Please register by 3/5/2018. Register here.

Training on NASW Code of Ethics Revisions Available on Demand

The new Code of Ethics went into effect on January 1, 2018. Training and technical assistance opportunities are available through the NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review and the NASW website. You can order a copy of the new Code by calling NASW Press at 800.227.3590. View Frequently Asked Questions for a listing of the revised sections.
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Professional Development Resources

40 CPD Hours Due with License Renewal

As part of the license renewal process, LSWs and LCSWs must complete 40 Continuing Professional Development Hours every two years. See more info on the CPD page of the website.

Recorded CPD Info Session - Offered by the Chapter FREE to NASW members and $75 to non-members is available for download.  Register or Purchase Here.

Chapter CE Approved Providers

List of Approved CE Providers

Application Form for CE Provider Approval

Continuing Education Approved Providers are not offered directly by NASWCO but are approved by the Chapter to award CE Credits to participants.  CE credits may be utilized for DORA Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements for license renewal. 

Chapter Info Sessions

The Chapter provides info sessions on the LSW/LCSW License Process, the Jurisprudence Exam, and on CPD Requirements. Free for members and $75 for non-members.  All three titles are available by recording so you may watch on your own time, as often as you like, from your own computer. Sign up via the Services/Store page. (FYI, these titles cannot be used as CPD hours.)

Chapter Professional Education Trainings

These educational trainings are provided directly by the Chapter. They are open to all social workers and other mental health professionals, members and nonmembers. Earn Professional Development Hours to meet DORA license renewal requirements, CECs are provided. For details and to register click on the title.


Social Work Online CE Institute

Several NASW Chapters have established this Institute comprised of social work focused courses offered on-demand. The library of courses includes 125+ distinctive distance learning courses in more than 60 topic areas available in audio, text, and video formats. Affordable learning at your pace and on your terms!

Professional Education and Training Center

NASW and Assurance Services, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the PETC. This online educational platform for professionals in social work provides convenient 24 hour access to quality continuing education. Depending on your interests, it's actually possible to take courses with fees that would be equal to your membership dues!

NASW Journals

Earn CPD Hours by reading Journals produced by the NASW Press, which are among the most highly cited in the social services.  See available Journals such as:  Social Work, Children & Schools, Health & Social Work, Social Work Research, and Social Work Abstracts.  For information on CPD requirements and the types of allowable activities go here.


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