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From the NASW Colorado Chapter
Social Work Update
                                                               December 12, 2017  |  Stay Current on Crucial Info for the Profession 


Social Work Celebration 2018

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 to attend by 3/5/2018. 

Register here or on the NASWCO website at

Event Co-sponsors: 
Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work 
Metropolitan State University of Denver, Social Work Department 
National Association of Social Workers, Colorado Chapter 
Newman University, Master of Social Work Program 
University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work

Social Worker Award Nominations Due by January 12, 2018

Now is the time to Nominate an NASW Social Worker for an Award! Categories include Social Worker of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Early Career Social Worker Award, and Distinguished Legislator or Public Official Award (doesn’t need to be an NASW member). Email for more information.  Awardees will be honored at the March 8th Social Work Celebration.


$1,000 BSW Scholarship - Applications Accepted until  January 26, 2018

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.

Change in Exam Pre-Approval Process for New License Applications 

Effective November 1, 2017, the CO Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) will no longer pre-approve 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 Applicants seeking a Colorado social work license must pass the appropriate examination through ASWB before submitting an application for licensure to the DORA. Please send questions to

Code of Ethics Changes

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

CPD Required for Renewal

As part of the Social Work license renewal process, licensees must complete 40 Professional Development Hours every two years. See more info on the CPD page of Chapter website.

A recorded CPD Info Session is now offered by the Chapter FREE to NASW members and $75 to non-members. Register for or Purchase the Info Session download here.



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