North Carolina Social Worker License Renewal Guide - 2022

AKA: NC License Renewal and Continuing Education

Last Reviewed: May 2nd, 2022

Licensor: NCSW Board

North Carolina requires license renewal every two years for social workers. Forty hours of continuing education (CE) must be obtained during the renewal period. The only exception is first-time licensees who must complete 30 hours of CE. Four hours of the training must include social work ethics coursework.

There are a few levels of licensure and certification in North Carolina. The state wants to be sure they provide the best and brightest social workers to their citizens. Now that you know the paths you must take to pursue your career, don’t wait to get started making a change in the lives of others.