CE Approved Provider Program


The CE Provider Program was developed to meet the needs of agencies, hospitals, individuals, and human service associations wishing to offer quality continuing education to social workers. The program enables social workers to be confident in the quality of education programs sponsored by other (non-NASWCO) organizations. Providers must meet certain criteria in order to award NASWCO-endorsed Continuing Education Credits (CECs). The Education Committee reviews and approves (or denies) all applications for Provider status.

To find the current list of approved CE Providers, please visit our Approved CE Providers page

Types of Approval

  • Individual Titles: For predefined educational activities. A single topic presented on one or multiple days, without concurrent sessions. Organizations can apply for approval of multiple titles. Dates do not need to be set for activities, but topic, learning objectives, etc must be established and submitted as part of your application.
  • Conference: For programs providing a selection of concurrent workshops, on a single day or over multiple days.
  • Unlimited Titles: For an agency offering more than 10 educational titles per year. Educational activities do not need to be fully defined prior to receiving approval. Approval will be granted based on how organizations determine relevant activities and appropriate presenters.

CE Provider Application Forms (Updated June 2023)

Click the link below to download the appropriate application


  • Approved Provider status from NASW-CO sends a strong message that your organization provides high quality programs
  • Members of the Approved Provider Program receive advertising benefits from NASW-CO. Benefits include:
      • Your organization added to our Approved CE Providers page
      • Your events shown on the NASW-CO Events Calendar
      • Your organization and events highlighted on NASW-CO social media
      • Discounts on advertising on the NASW-CO website or purchase of mailing labels
    For full details, please see our Advertising Benefits for Approved Providers Document.

Application Process

The application process may take up to eight (8) weeks to complete so please submit your application well in advance of when you would like to receive approval. The process is overseen by the Chapter Education Committee and administered by Chapter staff.

To apply or renew, please first download and complete the forms below. Please email your signed application and supporting documents (outlined in a checklist in the application) to admin.naswco@socialworkers.org. 

Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by the NASW-CO Education Committee (may take up to eight weeks). If we approve your application, we will notify you and arrange a credit card payment through AffiniPay (exception can be made for mailing a check). You will not receive NASW-CO CE Provider Approved Status until your payment has been received. All approvals are issued for one year and must be renewed on an annual basis, if desired.

Your fee is determined by two criteria:
    • Type of Agency (NASW-member owned, small non-profit, large non-profit, or for-profit)
    • Type of Educational Program (workshop, conference, or for an agency/unlimited titles)

Please contact the chapter office with any questions.