Approved Providers of Continuing Social Work Education
Category I - WVBSWE Certified Providers: Click on the provider number to view details for a listed agency.

Provider NumberAgency Name
490013WV NASW
490021Dept of Human Svcs/Bureau for Social Services
490030Children's Home Society of WV
490037Huntington VAMC
490038WVU Dept. Behavioral Med & Psychiatry
490041Florence Crittenton Home
490042Berkeley Medical Center
490043Appalachian Mental Health Cter
490044Center for Excellence in Disabilities
490045CAMC Health Ed & Research
490047Concord University Social Work Dept.
490048Marshall University Social Work Dept.
490049Shepherd University Social Work Dept.
490050WV State University Social Work Dept.
490051WVU Division of Social Work
490052Bethany College
490053West Liberty University
490055Health South Mtn View Reg. Rehab.
490060FMRS Mental Health Council, Inc.
490061Westbrook Health Services
490069Prestera Center
490075West Virginia Health Care Association
490080Central WV Aging Services, Inc.
490085Youth Services System, Inc.
490087William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital
490089Office of Maternal, Child & Fam. Health
490093WVU Hospital Care Management Dept.
490095Ctr for Health Ethics and Law
490096WV Institute for Spirituality
490098WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence
490101Seneca Health Services, Inc
490102Youth Health Services, Inc
490103Bureau for Behavioral Health Facilities
490106ITT Training Institute
490108National Youth Advocate Program
490109Hospice of the Panhandle
490110WV Child Advocacy Network
490112WV Licensed Professional Counselors Asso.
490113WV Office of Research and Strategic Planning
490114WV AADAC
490115Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center
490116KVC Behavioral HealthCare
490117Burlington United Methodist Family Services
490118Genesis Youth Crisis Center, Inc.
490119First Choice Health Systems
490120Hospice Care Corporation
490121Potomac Highlands Guild
490122PESI, Inc.
490123Highland -Clarksburg Hopsital
490124Beckley VA Medical Center
490125Weirton Medical Center
490126Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless
490127WV Center for Children's Justice
490128WV Counseling Association
490129Mission WV
Additional Information

Category I Hours: At least twenty hours must be presented by a WV Board of Social Work Certified or Individually Approved Provider. These may be face to face or include a portion of online coursework

The Board permits individuals to take up to ten hours of approved online coursework which can include courses approved by the National Association of Social Workers, the Association of Social Work Boards or from our certified instate providers. A certificate from the provider is required; the certificate must reflect the approved provider, the course title and the amount of continuing education.

499999 Individually Approved Provider Used only when the provider agency has submitted an application to the WV Board of Social Workers and has received approval for a particular program on a specific date. Also, social workers may physically attend a social work program in another state and count those hours if it has been approved by that state’s social work board, the National Association of Social Workers, or the Association of Social Work Boards. A certificate of attendance verifying that approval and the amount of continuing education is required in order to count those hours.

Category II – 490000 Individual Professional Activities (IPA):
Individual Professional Activities hours do not require prior approval but course content must relate to social work or improving your practice and may include:

  • Attendance at workshops that are not provided by an approved CE provider
  • Reading or writing of papers, journals, articles, or books with relevant social work objectives and content
  • Preparation time when serving as a presenter at a social work program;
  • Internet research into specific areas of social work methods and practice, issues, etc.;
  • Online courses in excess of the approved ten hours
  • Viewing videos of prevalent and problematic social, health, family issues;

The choices are fairly broad, and at our licensees’ discretion, but the Board does require that the activities either relate to social work or enhance your area of social work practice. This category allows the licensee to use a maximum of twenty (20) hours for completing a variety of self-directed activities or education programs that are not WVBSW-approved. While these courses do not require prior approval, the Board reserves the right to question topics or activities provided if the relation to social work is not readily apparent.

Reporting & Record Keeping:

See Reporting Continuing Education Credits and the Professional Manual for information on reporting and record keeping.