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Change in Exam Pre-Approval Process for New License Applications 

Effective November 1, 2017, the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) no longer pre-approves candidates for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) examinations, except for foreign trained candidates. Applicants wishing to take the examination should contact ASWB directly and may register for the exam at on or after November 1, 2017. Applicants seeking a Colorado social work license must pass the appropriate examination through ASWB before submitting an application for licensure to DORA. All information is at and if you have additional questions call ASWB at888.579.3926.


Training on NASW Code of Ethics revisions available on demand

View the Recording for Free; Take the CE Version for Just $10

Through Nov. 30, October's training on the revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics is available on demand. You can view the recording of the training free of charge. You also can take the CE option of the training for a nominal charge. Now through Nov. 30, NASW is offering a special discounted rate on the CE option: $10 for NASW members and $25 for non-members. After Nov. 30, the rate will increase to $25 for NASW members and $40 for non-members. Learn more: Recording of October's Training on NASW Code of Ethics Revisions Available on Demand.


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.


Discussion Forums

A forum is a feature through the Chapter Website that enables participants to share information and communicate quickly and directly with one another via a "post" or a "reply". The newest forum is on Clinical Consultation and helps members find a Peer Consult Group or a Paid Consultant.

Navigate to the forums page from the Events & News drop-down menu. The four forums currently open are:


Professional Development Resources

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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