Continuing Education

As a profession, social workers are committed to offering the highest quality professional services to the public.  One way social workers demonstrate this commitment is through the completion of continuing professional education (CPE).

The completion of CPE is not only a requirement of annual registration renewal but also an ethical responsibility.  In fact, a core value in the CASW Code of Ethics (2005) is competence in professional practice - “social workers have a responsibility to maintain professional proficiency, to continually strive to increase their professional knowledge and skills, and to apply new knowledge in practice commensurate with their level of professional education, skill and competency…” (p. 8).    

NLASW’s CPE Policy outlines a social worker’s responsibility for managing their CPE.  Recognizing the diversity within the profession, the policy covers a broad range of activities and provides flexibility in meeting the annual CPE requirement.

Random CPE audits are conducted annually at the time of registration renewal.  The number of CPE hours continually exceeds policy requirements, confirming that social workers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are committed to lifelong learning.

 

CPE Policy

NLASW's Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Policy outlines a social worker's responsibility for managing their CPE. Recognizing the diversity within the profession, the policy covers a broad range of activities and provides flexibility in meeting the annual CPE requirement.

Random CPE audits are conducted annually at the time of registration renewal. The number of CPE hours continually exceeds policy requirements, confirming that social workers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are committed to lifelong learning. 

 

Funding

The NLASW Professional Development Fund provides financial sponsorship to current NLASW members to attend professional education and development activities that comply with the NLASW Continuing Education Policy.  Deadlines for applications are September 16 and March 16 of each year.  Applicants receive up to $200 to attend an event.

For more information and to download an application please click the following:

 

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) in partnership with AON and the NLASW offers scholarships to assist social workers attend educational events which align with the mission and purpose of CASW, uphold the values of the CASW Code of Ethics and meet the criteria established by the NLASW Continuing Professional Education Policy.

Registered social workers in good standing with the NLASW can apply for a scholarship valued at $1500.  There will be two scholarships available annually.  Deadlines for applications are September 16 and March 16 of each year.