An agency, organization, or individual must file an Individually Approved Provider Application to the West Virginia Board of Social Work to the attention of the Continuing Education Review Committee in order to be granted approval to offer licensure credit for social workers in the State of West Virginia. The application must be submitted with all necessary documentation and fee to the Board preferably sixty (60) to ninety (90) days prior to the date of the program. Retroactive approval is not granted, the application must be received and reviewed prior to the date of the event. A WV licensed social worker that holds a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited degree in Social Work (BSW/MSW) must be responsible for the program's adherence to social work practice considerations, values and ethical standards.
An application must be submitted for each program for which you are seeking approved licensure credit. The provider number, hours awarded, and verification of WVBSW approval should be clearly specified to those in attendance. This information will be given to the approved applicant following the application review process. Programs should be made available to the greater social work community. Board staff will process a listing, diskette, or mailing labels following receipt of the written request that include the name and address of licensed social workers in the targeted area to the providing agency, organization, or individual for a reasonable fee.
Out-of-state providers must also file an application for "Individually Approved Provider" status following the same guidelines. A West Virginia licensed BSW/MSW must also be responsible and sign the application for out-of-state providers that want to bring a training program into WV.
To apply for Individually Approved Provider status:
Download, complete, and return the Individually Approved Provider Application below.
Individually Approved Provider Application (PDF)
Completed applications must be mailed to the Board office:
WV Board of Social Work
Continuing Education Committee
PO Box 5459
Charleston, WV 25361