California Social Worker Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Elite offers online courses that are needed for license renewal and meeting California social worker continuing education requirements.

12 Mandatory Hours
24 Elective Hours
36 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Behavioral Health : Social Worker license in California

This Behavioral Health : Social Worker licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. We recommend you contact the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for more detailed information or changes.
If you obtain Behavioral Health : Social Worker licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

California Social Workers: Social Worker

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 12
Elective Hours: 24
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
  • LMFT, LCSW, LPCC: 7 hours AHIV/AIDS (1st renewal only)
  • LEP: 7 hours Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting and 15 hours Alcohol and Other Chemical Substance Dependency (one-time only)
  • LPCC: 6 hours Marriage and Family Therapy

All licensees:

  • 6 hours - Laws and Ethics
  • 6 hours - Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention

Online Limitations

There are no limits on the number of hours allowed to be taken online.


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 9165747830
Fax: 9165748626
Address: 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacrament, 95834

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Other facts and insights about completing your CE

Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.