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From the NASW Colorado Chapter
Social Work Update
                                                               November 3, 2017  |  Stay Current on Crucial Info to the Profession 


Change in Exam Pre-Approval Process for New License Applications 

Effective November 1, 2017, the Division of Professions and Occupations (Division) at the Department of Regulatory Agencies 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 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 the Division.


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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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