Illinois Social Worker Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Meet your Illinois social work CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

7 Mandatory Hours
23 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours

Here's what you need to renew your Illinois Behavioral Health : Social Worker license.

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Illinois Professional Services Section. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Behavioral Health : Social Worker licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Illinois Social Workers: Social Worker

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 7
Elective Hours: 23
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Next Education Due Date: 11/30/2023

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Mandatory Subjects:
  • 3 hours of Ethics
  • 3 hours of Cultural Competency
  • Beginning with 2021 renewal cycle, 1 hour of sexual harassment prevention training required every cycle.
Ethics course must be state board approved.


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Illinois Professional Services Section
Phone: 2177850823
Fax: 2177827645
Address: 320 West Washington Street Springfield, 62786

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.