Education and Career Development
Earn CEUs through NASW Illinois!
All courses offered through the NASW Illinois Chapter meet the continuing education qualifications for LSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, LCPCs, TYPE 73 and LMFTs licensed in Illinois as required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
NASW Illinois fulfills its mission of advancing the professional knowledge base of social workers by delivering state-of-the-art continuing education at the chapter office training center, virtually, and in districts across the state. NASW Illinois activities provide an excellent opportunity for social workers to exchange ideas and information with colleagues and build professional relationships.
Utilizing the latest in instructional “blended learning” concepts, the NASW Illinois combines the strengths of e-training technologies with traditional classroom opportunities. The result—a powerful and comprehensive educational package proven to increase learning comprehension and retention for social workers.
The following states will accept CEUs from the NASW IL continuing education offerings, through the NASW CE Approval Program:Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Our educational offerings (CEUs) include:
Live In-House Training
This is the traditional training format whereby attendees would arrive at the training center and would receive the materials from an interactive presentation with the presenter and other attendees. In-house trainings have the added advantage of allowing the attendees to network and have more of a connection with their instructor and other attendees.
Live Virtual Training
This is a live broadcast of the actual training center teaching. Those who cannot come to the training center can attend it from home, or anywhere in the world that has high speed Internet connection (DSL, Cable, etc) and computer speakers. Those who attend the class off site will view the same power point presentation, listen to the same lecture and will have the option to ask questions as if they were in-house.
Distance Learning (Web-based Recorded)
Most of our continuing education live classes are recorded and uploaded to the Internet. If you were unable to attend the specific time it was offered you can still take the course and receive CEUs. This is an actual video recording, so you see what other attendees see. There is not, however, an opportunity to ask questions as this will be a replayed recording.
The NASW Illinois Networker is an online social worker magazine focusing on issues directly effecting Illinois social workers. As part of the benefit of being a member of NASW Illinois , we provide one CEU per issue (12 CEUs per licensure cycle) for reading an article followed by a brief comprehension quiz. These CEUs are FREE to NASW Illinois members only. The free CEU opportunity is valid for only sixty days after the free CEU link is posted.
This is a chance for social workers to join together to learn new skills and techniques, to hear new and updated techniques to strengthen their practice as well as to join together to promote our profession. The Illinois Statewide Conference averages from 15–18 CEUs, includes numerous networking opportunities, and access to social work related vendors. This onsite training opportunity is THE event for social workers.
Associated Group Events
There are numerous events being presented by the chapter either by direct sponsorship or co-sponsorship with other social work agencies that provide free or affordable CEUs. These events tend to be onsite throughout the state - instructor led courses.