Social Work Licensure

We can help you obtain or renew your social work license. As of January 1, 2015, continuing education is required in New York to renew your LMSW and LCSW license registration.

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What training is approved for New York LMSW and LCSW continuing education hours?

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001.

Please check descriptions for our live training, certificate programs and self-study online workshops to ensure they offer the approved NYSED social work contact hours you need.

MSW elective courses- Use the linked form to request a NYSED State Board for Social Work continuing education contact hours certificate for approved courses completed by nondegree NY LMSW and LCSW students.

Learn more about the licensure process:

New York State Licensure and Continuing Education Requirements

National Resources