Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative


Continuing Education application procedures, requirements and form downloads


Provider Status

There are three types of Continuing Education Provider status:

CSWE accredited status is suitable to CSWE Schools of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. 

  • This provider can offer postgraduate programs through their continuing education program for a twelve month period.

CSWE non-accredited status applies to the following sponsorship types:

  • Non-Profit category applies to any agency or organization that has a 501(c)3 status and is not an accredited CSWE program.
  • For-Profit category applies to any agency, organization or corporation that does not meet the criteria for a 501(c)3 status and is not an accredited CSWE program. 

When to apply

  • Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.  Unless a "rush" review has been requested.
  • Applications will be expedited if the Collaborative caused the delay.
  • The Collaborative requires providers to apply for approval at least 60 days before the first date of the program or the "go to print" date.  This will allow enough time for the processing of your application and for Collaborative review.
  • Once approved a course approval number will be assigned and available for print on your program materials.

Processing the Application

  • Once the correct, thorough application and all required and supporting documents are received, the Collaborative will review and process the provider's request for approval.

Canceling a Program

  • Notification of cancellation of approved programs must be sent to the Collaborative and should be postmarked 10 days before the program date.
  • Refunds will not be given after the program has been reviewed. Payment is an application fee not an approval fee.


If you are an employer and wish to become a provider, download the following forms from the forms listed in "blue" lettering at the bottom of this page. Clicking on the "blue words" will allow you to open the document in Microsoft Word. Please make sure that you download all of the forms listed below. 

Provider Application Manual

Provider Application

Conference Application

Distance Learning Application

Approved Provider Program

Please contact rmingus@nasw-michigan.org

for current versions of documents