Lifelong Learning Programs for Social Work and Related Professionals in New York and Beyond

We provide advanced learning opportunities encompassing theoretical and evidence-based practice models. Our programming is based on a careful analysis of current priorities in practice and research, new policies that impact treatment, and faculty scholarship. Taught by top faculty, our programs offer the most current approaches to working with diverse populations in varied circumstances while teaching the application of theory to practice.

Two people talking in the Silver lobby

Programs Designed to Meet Needs Related to Pressing Social Issues

Reflecting treatment of diverse groups, social and economic justice, human rights and values, and anti-oppressive practice

Update on NYSED Continuing Education due to COVID-19

NYSED Extends Online Acquisition of CE Credits through May 1, 2021

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, 2020 – May 1, 2021, 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.

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Social Workers {#SW-0012}.

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.


This organization (NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/19 - 11/11/22. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

55 jurisdictions accept ACE-approved provider CE contact hours. ACE is not an approved Continuing Education provider in the states of New York (though NYU Silver is NYSED CE approved in NYS) and West Virginia, unless the event is outside 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.


Contact Us to Learn More About Continuing Education at Silver

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003

Phone: 212.998.5973
Fax: 212.995.4497


Red brick building at the intersection of two city streets with crosswalks