Approved Continuing Education

The Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program was created to help licensing boards evaluate a CE provider’s ability to supply social workers with effective, relevant continuing education. ACE approval demonstrates that a provider has been rigorously reviewed and found to offer quality continuing education according to best practices.

ACE supports strong standards in continuing education, which in turn supports professional competency, helps licensing boards with audit responsibilities, and assists social workers with finding courses that meet their board’s licensing requirements. ACE-approved providers are able to list courses directly on the course database using ACE Provider, a free service available on the ASWB website. ACE Provider allows approved providers to easily manage their course information. Social workers and licensing boards can easily locate course and ACE-approved CE provider information using ACE Search.

Because ACE is a program of the Association of Social Work Boards, ACE providers can receive relevant, timely information on continuing education issues in individual states, territories, and provinces, from the types of courses are being required by licensing boards to trends in continuing education regulation and continuing competence.

ACE Guidelines This document provides additional information about the ACE program, its history, how to apply, as well as a closer look at ACE standards and policies.

ACE Application Detailed requirements for providing continuing education with ACE approval.

ACE Resources Information to assist ACE-approved providers as well as applicants in the implementation of the program’s standards and policies.

ACE Provider. Software for ACE-approved providers to enter details about their continuing education programs.

Applicants interested in applying to the program should contact to request an application form and further instructions.

Search for ACE-approved continuing education courses

See a list of all ACE-approved continuing education providers

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