There are over 1000 Continuing Education programs APPROVED by the
CSWMFT Board in the CE Providers and CE Programs lists.
Providers are agencies with two year blanket approval. The Board’s
list of approved Providers does not show when and where the individual
CEU courses will be held. You will have to contact the Provider to
receive more information. Each page contains six columns beginning,
left to right with:
1. Name of the Provider: the organization responsible for the
2. City: one of the cities where the program will be offered
4. Contact Person: the person you call for information on the
5. Provider approval code: Will begin
with a prefix of a variation of these letters RCSTX followed by numbers.
A (C ) in the prefix shows the program is approved for counselors,
an (S ) for social workers and (T) for Marriage & Family Therapist.*
6. Renewal date: Expiration date of the provider
*Be sure to look at the provider approval
code to know that the provider offers courses that have been approved
for your license.
The Social Worker Professional Standards committee (SWPSC) has approved the
following continuing education program approval changes. LISWs, LSWs, and SWAs
may take any continuing education courses approved by the Association of Social
Worker Boards (ASWB) or the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for
their renewal requirements.
Any course that is accredited by the ASWB will be accepted by this Board for
continuing social work education. If the course materials say “ACE approved” or
“approved as a provider for continuing education by the ASWB”, it is acceptable.
Any course that is accredited by the NASW will be accepted by this Board for
continuing social work education. If the course materials say “NASW Approved:
with a NASW approval number or “NASW State Chapter Approved” with a NASW approval
number, it is acceptable.
This change was approved due to the high quality and thoroughness of the approval
processes for continuing education programs and providers used by ASWB and NASW.
This option by rule change below is available only to national social work associations.
Links to ASWB approval program is
Links to ASWB approved providers is
Links to NASW approval program and courses are
The Board has added a new question to the renewals under
the "CE's Completed" section of the online renewals.
You have the option to complete a short survey on the
most recent or other recent continuing education program
that you took. You can complete the survey here at anytime:
Programs are approved by the Board for one year. The Board’s list
of approved Programs does not show when and where the individual
CEU courses will be held. You will have to contact the Program’s
contact person to receive more information. As of this printing
the Board list 81 pages of approved programs. Each page contains
8 columns beginning left to right with:
1. Sponsor: the organization responsible for the program
2. Contact person: the person you call for information on
3. Phone number:
4. Program: the program’s title
5. Dates: the month and year the program has Board approval
6. City: the city where the program will be held
7. Approval Code: will begin with an M showing that this
is a program, it will also include a letter that will represent
approval for your license type: C for counselors, S for social workers
and T for Marriage & Family Therapist.*
8. Hours: the hours the Board has approved
*Be sure to look at the program’s approval code to know that
the course is approved for your license type.
CE Programs by Approval Code by City
this document for complete renewal
Post Program Approval
Post Program CEU Approval
Licensees can receive program approval for the below types of CEUs
not approved by the Board.
1. Out of state programs
2. Online programs
3. Home study courses
4. College coursework taken in a related discipline, other than
that of your license. Coursework taken within the department of
your license is automatically approved
5. Publications, Articles, Books and Teaching
CEUs taken within the State of Ohio must be Pre-Approved by
the CSWMFT Board and are not eligible for post program approval.
An exception to this rule: Marriage & Family Therapist are allowed
post program approval for programs, coursework in related disciplines
as well as programs approved for counselors and social workers.
This is due a limited amount of approved programs for MFT’s.
Post Program approval forms are to be submitted within ninety
(90) days of attending a program. To obtain post-program approval,
the licensee shall provide the following: ref: 4757-9-05
1. Documentation that the program presenter(s) met the requirements of paragraph
(A)(2)(a) of this rule;
2. A copy of the program brochure and other documentation, if necessary, demonstrate
that the program met the requirements of paragraphs (A)(2)(b) to (A)(2)(f) of this rule;
3. A certificate of completion, transcripts, grade card, or signed statement from
the presenter to demonstrate the licensee’s attendance at the program or course.
Expect three weeks for your post program approval form to be evaluated. You will
then be sent an approval letter telling you how many CEU’s you may count towards your renewal.
Do not renew your license until you have completed all CEU’s and have gotten your notice
of action letting you know how many CEUs you may count towards your renewal.