As of April 1, 2019, The NJ Continuing Education Course Approval Program is now called ACE Individual Course/Conference Approval.
Continuing education providers seeking course approval specifically for NJ social worker CE:
You may apply for ACE individual course or conference approval by completing the applications linked below on this page. Courses approved through the ACE individual course approval process undergo the individual course review process required by the NJ State Board of Social Work Examiners.
Continuing education providers who have had courses approved through the previous NJ CE Course Approval Program:
Your courses are still approved through their pre-determined expiration dates and they are still accepted by the NJ State Board of Social Work Examiners. The language in your course approval statements have changed, however. We ask that you please review the ACE Handbook and revise all course approval statements as soon as possible so they reflect the new language no later than July 1, 2019.
Social workers licensed in New Jersey: For a list of approved individual courses for New Jersey, see the blue box to the right on this page.
How to apply for ACE individual course or conference approval
Apply for ACE individual course or conference approval by completing the forms below. Adobe Reader XI (free) is required, available on the Adobe website.
Review the ACE individual course approval procedures before getting started for important information.
The application consists of four forms:
- ACE Pre-Qualification Application – Individual Course Approval
- ACE Section I – Individual Course Application Cover Page
- ACE Section II – Individual Course Application
- ACE Section III – Individual Course Application Payment Form
Application submission: ACE accepts only electronic application submissions. Send the application and supporting documents as separate attachments to email@example.com
New applicants ONLY
Submit the prequalification application before submitting your individual course or conference application (recommended) or submit with your first individual course or conference application.
Note: Approval of your organization at the pre-qualification level is required before any individual course or conference applications will be reviewed. Review/approval of a pre-qualification application may take up to 10 business days from the date of submittal.
Complete ACE Section I – Individual Course Application Cover Page and use the Attachment, if needed, to list additional courses.
Complete ACE Section II – Individual Course Application for each course submitted for approval.
Complete ACE Section III – Individual Course Application Payment Form and submit it per the instructions on the form.
How to submit completed applications
Send completed applications and supporting documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be submitted electronically. Payments may be mailed, faxed, or made by phone.
Association of Social Work Boards
ACE Individual Course/Conference Approval
PO Box 1508
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 800.225.6880 x3064
Note: Organizations that offer continuing education in New Jersey must have each course approved in advance by a formally recognized entity, such as ASWB. ASWB is an authorized continuing education approval entity of the New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners.