School of Social Work Continuing Education
Social Work Community Sharing Events
We host monthly workshops for professionals to learn new skills, hear current research and share best practices with one another. These events are open to everyone and CEU-qualifying education credit hours are usually available for participation.
Community Social Work Conference
Voices on the Ground: Resistance and Resilience
Saturday, June 1 at PSU School of Social Work
Free Community Events
These events are not hosted by continuing education, but are great opportunities to continue to learn and grow as a professional!
- May 9, 15 & 22: Join us for the Faculty Enhancement Presentation Series! Each year, faculty enhancement grants are awarded to a few faculty members to conduct innovative research and the series provides an opportunity to learn about their findings. Alma Trinidad will present May 9, Bowen McBeath on May 15 and Ben Anderson-Nathe on May 22. Complete details are available on the SSW Events Calendar at http://www.pdx.edu/ssw/events-calendar.
- Ongoing: NASW Free Lunchtime Series Webinars; upcoming offerings >>
Getting Your Course Certified
PSU’s School of Social Work is one of two entities in Oregon allowed to certify a course for Continuing Education Hours for social workers. SSWCE offers logistical support for continuing education events including securing a venue, event registration, marketing, on-site support, participant certficiates and evaluation reports. If you are interested in offering a course, please contact Michelle Clinch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-725-8003.
In a two-year reporting period, Oregon's Board of Licensed Social Workers requires:
- Registered baccalaureate social worker: minimum of 20 hours of creditable continuing education, including a minimum of 6 hours of ethics.
- Master's social worker: minimum of 30 hours of creditable continuing education, including a minimum of 6 hours of ethics.
- Licensed clinical social worker: minimum of 40 hours of creditable continuing education, including a minimum of 6 hours of ethics.
For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/BLSW.