Continuing Education for Iowa Social Workers
Iowa social workers must comply with the licensing board’s rules as they relate to continuing education. Social workers must complete 27 hours of continuing education opportunities during the two-year licensure period. Three of the 27 hours must be in social work ethics training. In a 2019 change of Iowa Code, a licensed social worker may complete all 27 hours as independent study.
For any updates on CEUs during the COVID 19 era, go to the Iowa Board of Social Work website. Iowa Board of Social Work
Additionally, if a social worker has direct contact with children and dependent adults, Mandatory Reporter training must be completed every three years.
Social workers should download and review the Administrative Rules pertaining to Continuing Education, Chapter 281.