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Please read carefully and submit a
completed application with attachments. Fees need to be mailed and received
prior to approval of CEU credits. Applications must be
submitted electronically via the Online Portal, or by completing the PDF
application and emailing to address listed in application.
Thank you so much for applying for CEUs
through the NASW-Idaho Chapter. The Idaho State Social Work Laws and
Rules states continuing education hours may be obtained by participating
in activities approved by the Idaho Chapter of National Association of
Social Workers. Approved educational offerings may be used to meet the
continuing education requirement for social work license renewal in
Idaho. In an effort to ensure uniform high-quality learning experiences,
the following guidelines will serve as the basis for approval. Please do
not hesitate to contact the Chapter office for assistance with this
Applications may be submitted by accredited schools of social
professional organizations, social service agencies, social work departments,
teaching hospitals, mental health centers, and other organizations that meet the
criteria and conditions below.
Sponsoring organizations must have each
of the following:
- An organizational structure with a
designated and capable professional staff that administers and
coordinates the schedule of continuing education.
A means for the responsible control
of all aspects of the program, which will ensure that educational
objectives and standards are met.
A system for evaluation of
educational programs by participants.
Input by BSW, MSW, or PhD social
worker(s) in the planning and evaluation of the educational
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A current vita/resume will be reviewed
for each presenter to ensure that he/she is a professional with the
appropriate education and background in the content area of the
educational offering. A breakdown of hours at the BSW, MSW and
MSW-Clinical level is a requirement of the Idaho State Board of Social
Work Examiners. Presenters must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher for
CEUs to be approved at the BSW level, hold a master’s degree or higher
for CEUs to be approved at the MSW level, and hold a master's degree or
higher as well as have specific clinical experience to be approved at
the MSW-Clinical level. All degrees must be in social work or a related
field. Therefore, vitas/ resumes must explicitly list the presenter’s
educational credentials and work experience for review by the CEU
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Learning objectives and the format of the
proposed educational presentation will be reviewed to ensure
high-quality learning experiences with clearly stated learning
objectives and educational formats. Learning objectives for each
individual topic must be clearly stated on the CEU application, as they
apply to the Social Work profession.
Methods of evaluation to determine the
effectiveness of continuing education should be an integral part of each
program. There must be an initial statement of objectives for each
program in order to ascertain that desired goals have been reached.
These objectives may include, but are not limited to: changes in the
attitude and approach of the learner to the solution of problems;
presentation of new knowledge or updating obsolete information in
specific content areas; and the introduction and/or mastery of specific
skills and techniques.
Evaluation instruments must include not
only evaluation of satisfaction with the presenter’s content, but also
of the facilities, arrangements, and suggestions for future programs.
The purpose of such evaluation is to ensure that learning needs of
participants have been fulfilled and to assist in planning quality
programs in the future.
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Determination of CE Hours
The number of CEUs must be determined
prior to the beginning of the workshop and need to be based on the
program objectives, content, format, methods of instruction, and
schedule. Agencies have a grace period of seven (7) working days prior
to the scheduled CEC meeting to make changes to the proposed agenda.
Approval of additional CEUs will not be awarded after a workshop has
Applications for approved hours are made
by the sponsoring organization prior to an educational offering, not by
individual participants who attended the program.
Approved CEUs will include only actual
instruction time with the presenter and formal pre-scheduled discussions
led by the presenter or staff. It shall not include informal discussions
during welcoming, lunch, breaks, announcements, or other
non-instructional activities. In the event an educational program is
connected with a meal function, time spent eating will not be included,
although CEUs may be approved for the educational portion of that time.
Content and learning objectives for this educational portion must be
provided with the CEU application.
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Attendance rosters will be filed and
maintained with the CEU application at the NASW– Idaho Chapter office,
in order to maintain compliance with the Bureau of Occupational
Licensing Social Work Examiner's Board.
All agencies approved for CEUs by the
NASW-Idaho Chapter must submit a completed attendance roster within one
(1) week after the conclusion of the approved event. The attendance
roster must include the sponsoring agency, event title, date of event
and original signatures of participants with both first and last names.
Attendees must sign in at the beginning of each session/break-out and
out at the end of each session/break-out in order to receive credit for
desired CEUs and the roster sent to NASW-Idaho Chapter must reflect this
Only those individuals who satisfactorily
complete the approved learning activity will receive certificates.
Regular attendance or participation may be used as the minimum
requirement for satisfactory completion; but, if used, there must be
standard of attendance of at least 80% in order to receive credit. It is
the responsibility of the organizer of the program to document that the
participant met this standard through the aforementioned attendance
Certificates of attendance must include
Date of offering
Name of sponsoring organization
Number of CEUs received and at which
Specific number of ethics CEUs
Signature and date of representative
from sponsoring organization
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Per recommendation by the Idaho State
Board of Social Work Examiners, the NASW-Idaho Chapter will maintain a
record of all NASW approved programs for a period of four and a half
years. As part of the permanent record for each approved workshop, the
following information is necessary:
Course learning objectives
Detailed agenda, including specific
time schedule and names of corresponding presenter (s)
Presenter (s) vitas/ resumes,
including educational credentials and work experience
Evaluation form that will be provided
Location of program
Description of sponsor/co-sponsors
Sample certificate of attendance
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Applicant agrees to:
Limit any additional CEU fees added to
registration costs to commensurate only with actual expense of the continuing
education certificate and the expense required to collect and send participant
information to the NASW-Idaho Chapter office.
Submit official application form to
arrive at least (3) weeks prior to the CEC meeting scheduled during
the month before their educational offering.
Review application prior to sending
it to NASW-Idaho Chapter to ensure that all information is completed
and all attachments are present.
Certify the participation of each
person in the training program, for which credit is to be awarded by
submitting Conference Attendance Roster sheets to the Chapter office
within one week after the presentation.
If the offering has not been formally
approved yet, include in the announcement of programs/courses the
following statement, "NASW-Idaho Chapter approval for CEUs for this
offering are pending the completion of the application process."
If the offering has been formally
approved through the NASW-Idaho process, include in the announcement
of programs/courses the following statement, "This program has been
approved for ____ hours at BSW level, ____ hours at MSW level and/or
____ hours at the MSW-Clinical level by the National Association of
Social Workers-Idaho Chapter, and may be applied toward the
continuing education requirements for social work license renewal. "
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for the educational program must conform to ethical standards for
social workers. These standards include: accurate and honest
statements about credentials of presenters; learning objectives for
the workshop; continuing education credit offerings (and how to
qualify); fees for registrants (including what they will receive for
participation); and cancellation and grievance policies.
Listing in NASW–Idaho Chapter Publications:
NASW-Idaho Chapter will send a postcard to all licensed social
workers in the metro area of the educational program for an
additional fee with a four weeks advanced notice of mailing date.
The Chapter occasionally has mailings with advertising spots
available. Please contact the Chapter office to inquire of any
upcoming mailings to social workers.
A listing in the NASW–Idaho Chapter "Calendar of Events" on the home
page of the website
is an added
service provided to CEU applicants free of charge, up to a maximum
of 24 words. Additional words and/or other advertisement
opportunities are available. Please contact the Chapter office for a
copy of the advertisement rates and application.
offerings with one presenter will require the submission of a $50.00
one-time offering with 4 or less presenters will require a
submission of a $135.00 fee.
with more than 4 presenters or multiple, medium offerings with 4 or
less presenters sponsored by the same entity at various times
throughout the year will require the submission of a $600.00 fee
that must be paid to NASW–Idaho Chapter with the first program
conferences that are co-sponsored by NASW-Idaho, allowing NASW
members at least a 25% reduced registration fee, the fee can be
reduced to $260.
A $25 penalty fee
will be assessed if the NASW-Idaho Chapter office is required to
have more than five phone calls or e-mails with organizers to obtain
a complete application.
Agency members of
NASW-Idaho can offer CEU events at no charge up to one large
conference or three medium offerings per year. Agency members of
NASW-Idaho can have an unlimited number of small, single offerings
at no additional charge.
our office with any questions you might have when preparing your
application for submission in order to avoid additional fees.
Make checks payable to:
NASW – Idaho Chapter
2929 SW Multnomah Blvd, Ste 305
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 452-8420
All fees are non-refundable.
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