After a correctly completed application and payment have been submitted, allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing and review. Please refrain from calling NASW-NJ to check on the status of your application until the 8-week processing period has passed.
A course approval begins the date of the approval and is extended through the current two-year licensing cycle (ends on August 31, 2020) provided the course content and course delivery format do not change. We do not offer retroactive approvals of courses that have been offered prior to a date at which a decision has been made.
In the event that the CE Approval Collaborative denies an application for initial approval or extension of approval, or terminates approval, the sponsor may appeal the decision to the NASW-NJ Board of Directors. Appeals must be made in writing to the Executive Committee at the association’s current address and must include the non-refundable administrative appeal fee of $25.
Sponsors of approved courses must conspicuously place the following statement on all publications for social work continuing education courses:
“This course, <‘course title,’> Approval #, provided by , is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: . Social workers will receive <# and type of credtis> continuing education hours for participating in this course."
We strongly suggest that applicants awaiting an approval decision DO NOT include phrases such as, “Pending approval,” “CEUs applied for,” etc. Such phrases are misleading to potential registrants of a program. Prospective participants must be made aware that even though an approval has been applied for, there is a possibility that it could be rejected.
However, the CE Approval Collaborative recognizes the need for adequate promotion to ensure success of your workshop or conference. If an applicant must send out materials prior to receiving a decision, applicants must conspicuously place the following statement on all publications for social work continuing education courses:
"Please contact at or for information about continuing education credits for social workers."