Most of our training programs provide the CEUs (contact hours) listed on this page. Before you register, please check the CEU or Credit section of the description to ensure it provides the CEUs you need.
New York State LMSW and LCSW Contact 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. Full attendance at training is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. Individual workshop, credit courses, and certificate program descriptions will specify the number of contact hours that are approved.
Social Work License in States Other Than New York: Check the social work continuing education rules for your state or jurisdiction if you have a social work license outside of NY. You can look up the links to rules for your state or jurisdiction on this ASWB page.
New York State LMHC, LCAT and LMFT Contact Hours: Continuing education hours to renew license registration are required for these licenses as of 1/1/17. We are an approved NYSED State Board for Mental Health Practitioners training provider for all three. Our provider numbers are: #MHC-0008, #CAT-0003 and #MFT-0007. Full attendance at training is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. Individual workshop, credit courses and certificate program descriptions will specify the number of contact hours that are approved.
The Office of Continuing Education is an approved New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) training provider, certificate #0045.
If you are a professional in need of training hours for the following certifications, your certificate of completion at the end of each of our training programs will indicate the hours that have been approved by NYS OASAS:
Visit the OASAS website for information about obtaining credentials in substance abuse counseling or prevention.
Check the Credit tab of each online self-study course for the contact hours or CEU approvals. Many courses offer hours for a range of professions and others offer select hours. Visit our Online Training overview web page.
Note: NYSED courses for LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LCAT, and LMFT limit the number of self-study continuing education hours to 1/3 of the hours needed for license registration renewal. Self-study means the courses can be viewed at any time desired and you do not have access to the instructor for questions.