Frequently Asked Questions

Category A seminars, workshops, on-line and home study or other CEU’s shall be approved by one of the following groups: (1) American Psychological Association; (2) American Association of Pastoral Counselors or their accredited training programs; (3) National Association of Social Workers; (4) National Board for Certified Counselors; (5) American Association for Marriage and Family therapy; (6) American Counseling Association;(7) American Medical Association; (8) American Mental Health Counselors Association; or (9) Association of Social Work Boards.

Yes, NH recognizes CEUs put on by all NASW state chapters and NASW national.

Each licensee shall complete 40 approved continuing education hours (CEs) every 2 years. At least 30 of the 40 CEs shall be completed from Category A. At least 6 of the 40 CEs shall be completed in ethics and shall be from Category A. At least 3 of the 40 CEs shall be completed in suicide prevention and shall be from Category A. No more than 10 CEs shall be from Category B. When requested to do so by the board, the licensee shall be responsible for proving attendance at or participation in any continuing education hours submitted for license renewal. Licensed members of the board and licensed members of the professional conduct investigation (PCI) committee shall receive 6 CEs per year to meet Mhp 402.01(c).

Two years from when you get licensed (not from when you take the exam). NH BMHP will send a notice beforehand and you renew online.

A "live" CE workshop or program must either occur in person OR online in such a format that you can interactively communicate with the presenter(s). For example, a live CE workshop would occur at one scheduled time for all attendees and presenter(s). A "home study" CE is a workshop/program that is pre-recorded that you are able to complete on your own time and schedule.

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The NH Office of Professional Licensure and Certification provides licensing in New Hampshire. Check out their Laws & Rules page for more information.

ASWB has a report to help social workers navigate telehealth, however the landscape is constantly changing so we recommend checking with the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification as well. Generally the rule is that you must be licensed in the state in which your client's feet are in during the telehealth appointment.

NH OPLC provides temporary licenses in NH (as of March 2022).

Yes, NASW NH has a few advertising options - primarily email ads to our members as well as posting on our webpage or job board. Click here for more information

NASW Assurance is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NASW. NASW members qualify for discounted rates.

NASW provides members with free ethics consultations as a benefit of membership. Click the link to see the phone line hours and get more information. You can also consult your liability insurance or post on the MyNASW Forum. The Code of Ethics is another great source of information.

There are many benefits of becoming a NASW member. Our members report that their favorite perks are free and discounted CEU opportunities by local experts and professionals in NH, career assistance, annual conferences, the ability to connect with colleagues through committees, sponsored events like the annual social work celebration, and the free ethical consultation hotline. NASW NH is also heavily involved in legal advocacy for social workers and the populations we serve. NASW NH committees work alongside our on-staff legislative lobbyist to target key issues in the state and federally. Click here for more information about membership