Education and Career Development

Earn CEUs through NASW Illinois!

All courses offered through the NASW Illinois Chapter meet the continuing education qualifications for LSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, LCPCs, and LMFTs licensed in Illinois as required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).  

The NASW Illinois Chapter fulfills its mission of advancing the professional knowledge base of social workers by delivering state-of-the-art continuing education at the chapter office training center, virtually, and in districts across the state. The educational workshops provide an excellent opportunity for social workers to exchange ideas and information with colleagues and build professional relationships.

Utilizing the latest in instructional “blended learning” concepts, the NASW Illinois Chapter combines the strengths of e-training technologies with traditional classroom opportunities. The result—a powerful and comprehensive educational package proven to increase learning comprehension and retention for social workers.

The following states will accept CEUs from the NASW Illinois Chapter continuing education offerings through the NASW CE Approval Program: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  

Request a Duplicate CEU Certificate
All CEU certificates for NASW Illinois Chapter courses should be sent via e-mail or mail within 45 days after the event. Duplicate CEU certificate requests within ninety (90) days after the the event will be sent via e-mail free of charge. Any request made after ninety (90) days after the event will incur a replacement CEU charge (per certificate). To request a duplicate certificate, click here

Our educational offerings (CEUs) include:

Education Descriptions

Live In-House Training
This is the traditional training format whereby attendees would arrive at the training center and would receive the materials from an interactive presentation with the presenter and other attendees. In-house trainings have the added advantage of allowing the attendees to network and have more of a connection with their instructor and other attendees.

Live Virtual Training
This is a live broadcast of the actual training center teaching. Those who cannot come to the training center can attend it from home or anywhere else in the world. Those who attend the class off-site will view the same Power Point presentation, listen to the same lecture, and will have the option to ask questions as if they were onsite.

Distance Learning (Web-Based Recorded)
Many of our continuing education classes are recorded and uploaded to the Internet. If you were unable to attend a workshop, you can still take the course online and receive CEUs. This is an actual video recording, so you see what other attendees see. There is not, however, an opportunity to ask questions as this will be a replayed recording.

This is a chance for social workers to come together and learn new skills and techniques, hear new and updated techniques to strengthen their practice, as well as to join together to promote our profession. The NASW Illinois Statewide Conference averages from 15 to 19 CEUs, includes numerous networking opportunities, and offers access to social work-related vendors. This onsite training opportunity is THE event for social workers.

Associated Group Events
There are numerous events being presented around the state by the chapter either through direct sponsorship or co-sponsorship with other social work agencies. These events often offer free or affordable CEUs.


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