Continuing Education

Lifelong Learning programs reach professional communities in and beyond the New York region. We provide advanced learning opportunities encompassing theoretical and evidence-based practice models for social work and related health professionals.

Participants, representing a wide range of practice areas, attend our workshops, seminars, and conferences to advance their careers, explore new professional avenues, gain increased skills to better meet the needs of their agencies and clients, and interact with their peers and faculty. Programming is based on a careful analysis of current priorities in practice and research, new policies that impact treatment, and faculty scholarship. Given the compelling rise in the demand for social services, we also recognize the need to continually prepare leaders for the future.

Our faculty is highly experienced in research, practice, education, and agency leadership, and offers the most current approaches to assessment, treatment, care management, integrated care, and organizational leadership. They provide in-depth insights about working with diverse populations in varied circumstances while teaching the application of theory to practice.

Our programs are designed to meet needs related to pressing social issues impacting individuals, families, and communities, reflecting:

  • Social and economic justice
  • Human rights and values
  • Anti-oppressive practice

All programs are developed and presented in a manner consistent with core social work values, including conduct and good moral character. All programs are reviewed by social work consultants to assure compliance with these standards.


Due to NYU's measures around mitigation of COVID-19, all in-person activities are suspended for the duration of the spring semester. Some of our events will be moving online.

For information about upcoming online trainings, please check back on this page and sign up for our mailing list to receive direct notices.


Update on NYSED CE due to COVID-19

Some regulations restrict licensees to a certain percentage of self-study for continuing education requirements. In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1-June 1, 2020, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees to complete up to 100% of the continuing education as self-study, so long as it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession. SED is working closely with other New York State agencies and the Governor’s Office to tackle issues relating to COVID-19. Please continue to monitor the Department’s website for updated guidance.


47 jurisdictions accept ACE-approved provider CE credits.

ACE is not an approved Continuing Education provider in New York and West Virginia, unless if the event is out of West VA. ACE only approves individual courses in New Jersey, though NYU Silver is CSWE-accredited and therefore accepted for licensed NJ professionals. Here is a full list of statutes related to social work CE.