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Social Work Continuing Education

Complete your social work Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at Widener.


A Continuing Education Unit, also known as a CEU, is an education course that helps social work professionals remain licensed as well as keep their knowledge current. In the state of PA, all licensed social workers must complete continuing education every 2 years.

In order to renew your social work license in Pennsylvania you must obtain 30 continuing education hours which include: 

  • 3 Hours of Ethics Credits
    • This course may be done online, through home study, or in person. 
  • 2 Hours of Child Abuse Credits (First-time renewal you will need 3 credits, after the first renewal only 2 credits are needed)
  • 1 Hour of Suicide Prevention

Once you complete the CEU training you will:  

  1. Fill out the evaluation.
  2. Submit the appropriate payment.
  3. After completing steps 1 and 2, you will receive a certificate via email. 

Yes, non-licensed people can attend the events. We hope to see you there! 

People must register in advance for the event in order to receive the link to attend. Attendees will receive their CEU certificate after they submit their evaluation and payment, if applicable.

Events and workshops may be added or changed throughout the academic year, so check back often. If an event is cancelled or rescheduled, registrants will be notified via email.

Want to earn your CEUs for free?

Consider supervising a Widener BSW or MSW student. Contact for more info.