• NASW-IL Staff

Ask NASW-IL: Do I Need In-Person CEUs for 2023 Licensure?

Updated: Nov 2


One of the most common questions we've been getting these days is whether the IDFPR in-person CEU requirement is still in effect. As of today, the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) still requires in-person CEUs for 2023 licensure renewal. As with the previous 2019–2021 licensure cycle, the department did not write emergency rules to waive the in-person CEU requirements until nearly a year into the pandemic. The department will not consider changing their requirements until closer to renewal in 2023 to see what the state of the pandemic is in the next year (2023).


As of today, the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) still requires in-person CEUs for 2023 licensure renewal. As with the previous 2019–2021 licensure cycle, the department did not write emergency rules to waive the in-person CEU requirements until nearly a year into the pandemic. The department will not consider changing their requirements until closer to renewal in 2023 to see what the state of the pandemic is in the next year (2023).


In the meanwhile, we have been strongly recommending for social workers to spend this first year working on acquiring the 15 virtual CEUs allowed for renewal under existing rules—that way, you are not behind next year if IDFPR does not write emergency rules. Also attending in-person education (if you feel comfortable) will work toward your 30 hours total regardless if IDFPR changes their policy.


The chapter will continue to support changes to our rules to make acquiring education fair and effective for social workers.


To get more info on licensure steps, supervision, renewal, and CE requirements, go to: https://www.naswil.org/licensure.


Membership dollars help provide us the time and staff to research, review, and communicate changes that come down from IDFPR as it happens. It also provides one-on-one consultation for members with licensure questions who are unable to get clarification from IDFPR. Stay on top of licensure changes by JOINING or RENEWING your NASW membership today! https://www.socialworkers.org/Membership

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