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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ohio Chapter offers social work, counselor, and marriage & family therapist continuing education approval for programs that meet specific criteria. These educational offerings may then be used by social workers, counselors, and/or marriage & family therapists to meet the CE requirement for licensure/certification renewal.

ELIGIBILITY
All providers who offer continuing education programs that are relevant to social workers, counselors, and marriage & family therapists may apply. These include, but are not limited to, providers of workshops, conferences, home study programs, and internet-based distance-learning education. The NASW Ohio CEU Approval Program extends to programs offered in Ohio. Application for continuing education approval must be made by the sponsoring organization (provider), not by individual participants who attend the program, prior to the event

LICENSING BOARD ENDORSEMENT
The NASW Ohio CE Approval Program is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board to approve programs for social work, counselor, and marriage & family therapist continuing education credit.

CE STANDARDS
The standards for organizations applying to the NASW CE Approval Program are contained in the NASW Standards for Continuing Professional Education. Applicants must review the standards and comply with the requirements. For a copy of the Standards, visit https://www.socialworkers.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=qrXmm_Wt7jU%3D&portalid=0. Additionally, requirements of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapy board must be met (https://cswmft.ohio.gov/Renewal/CE-Broker/CE-Broker-Providers)

DETERMINING THE NUMBER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR YOUR PROGRAM 
NASW awards contact hours for approved programs. One contact hour equals one hour of instruction. The number of contact hours is determined prior to the beginning of the program and is based on the objectives, content, format, methods of instruction, and program schedule. A workshop or program must be a minimum of one hour in length. Time devoted to announcements, welcoming speeches, scheduled coffee breaks, lunch, and other social events is not included in the number of hours considered. The continuing education provider is instructed to estimate the number of contact hours on their application. NASW determines the final number of hours. 

ATTENDANCE MONITORING AND EVALUATION DATA 
When programs have been approved, only those individuals who satisfactorily complete the program will receive credit for attendance. NASW needs evidence that the continuing education organization has a system of monitoring attendance. It is the responsibility of the organizer of the program to document that the participant met this standard. Examples of monitoring attendance include: distribution of participant sign-in/sign-out sheets, use of electronic name badge readers, and the issuing of unique session codes to participants at the conclusion of programs, or at each session. Sponsoring organizations must return sign-in/sign-out sheets (or alternate method used to monitor attendance) to NASW 30 days after completion of each program. The sponsoring organization must total and initial the contact hours for each participant. Summary evaluation data must be sent to NASW within 60 days after the program’s conclusion. For a sample sign-in/sign-out sheet, and a sample evaluation form, e-mail dsmith.naswoh@socialworkers.org.

PERMANENT RECORDS
It is the responsibility of the provider to maintain program, attendance and financial transaction records for all participants. Such records should be kept for a minimum of five years and be made available to participants. Copies of the sign-in sheet and evaluation data must be sent to NASW Ohio Chapter within 30 days of the program.

PROGRAM QUALITY
Representatives of the target audience, social workers, counselors, and/or marriage & family therapists, must provide input during the program planning to ensure the suitability of the subject matter to the level of application. Planning, administration, presentation, and evaluation functions must be a constant concern of the providers

ISSUING CERTIFICATES
Certificates must be issued to participants who have successfully completed the program by the approved provider. A sample CEU certificate will be made available to you through NASW. CEU certificates must include the following information:

-The following statement: “This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter (program # _______) for _______ social work continuing education contact hours.”

-The participant’s name, typed.

-The date, location, name of presenter, and signature of a representative of the  organization.

TIME-PERIOD
Programs are approved for one year. You can provide the same workshop as many times as you want within the course of that year. At year-end, a re-submission application and payment must be submitted to continue approval. 

APPLICATION FEES
All fees are to be submitted with the application and are nonrefundable.

ONE PROFESSION, (Applying for just social work, counselor, or marriage & family therapy CEUs)
-1 workshop (original submission)- $100.00
-1 workshop (re-submission)- must have the same presenter and objectives, $75.00 (Must be submitted through re-submission application, here: )
-Rush processing fee (for applications submitted less than 20 business days prior to the event)- $50.00
-Conferences or events with more than one workshop- $200.00 

TWO PROFESSIONS, (Applying for two types of CEUs: social work, counselor, or marriage & family therapy)
-1 workshop (original submission)- $150.00
-1 workshop (re-submission)- must have the same presenter and objectives, $125.00 (Must be submitted through re-submission application, here: )
-Rush processing fee (for applications submitted less than 20 business days prior to the event)- $50.00
-Conferences or events with more than one workshop- $250.00 

THREE PROFESSIONS, (Applying for all CEU types: social work, counselor, and marriage and family therapy)
-1 workshop (original submission)- $200.00
-1 workshop (re-submission)- must have the same presenter and objectives, $150.00 (Must be submitted through re-submission application, here: )
-Rush processing fee (for applications submitted less than 20 business days prior to the event)- $50.00
-Conferences or events with more than one workshop- $300.00 

Packages of Programs (to qualify for a package, the provider must submit all applications at the same time). To apply for the packages email dsmith.naswoh@socialworkers.org

ONE PROFESSION
-5-7 workshops- $300
-8-10 workshops- $400
-11-20 workshops- $500

TWO PROFESSIONS
-5-7 workshops- $400
-8-10 workshops- $500
-11-20 workshops- $600

THREE PROFESSIONS
-5-7 workshops- $500
-8-10 workshops- $600
-11-20 workshops- $700

 

 

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