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School of Social Work Continuing Education

The mission of the School of Social Work Continuing Education (SSWCE) program is to meet the ongoing needs of the social work and other helping professions for high-quality, community-informed learning experiences that promote social justice, equity, and social change; foster learning communities; engage in collaborative community relationships; and support culturally and linguistically responsive service systems.

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. Please check back in the fall for our schedule. Have a great summer!


Free/Low Cost Community Events

These events are not hosted by continuing education, but are great opportunities to continue to learn and grow as a professional!


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 Eliz Roser.


Licensure Requirements

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. 

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