ACE provider approval

ACE provider approval evaluates organizations for their ability to provide high-quality course offerings for social work continuing education credit.

Program features

  • Providers may develop and offer courses in all approved formats without submitting individual courses for review.
  • Providers may make changes to courses as needed, as long as the course still meets ASWB ACE standards and requirements.
  • New providers are approved for one year; approval is renewable in three-year increments.

Key requirements for provider approval

  • A licensed social worker must serve as the provider’s social work consultant for the entire program and each course.
  • Courses may only be offered in formats for which the provider has been approved.
  • CE providers must pay a one-time US$25 prequalification fee.
  • Providers pay an application fee of US$500 (or more), based on the number of courses or conference sessions they would like to offer during the approval period.
  • ACE individual course/conference approval

    Individual course/conference approval evaluates individual courses and conference sessions and approves them for licensees to earn continuing education credit.

ACE standards

Regardless of whether you pursue individual course/conference approval or provider approval, all ACE CE programs must adhere to the standards outlined in the ACE Handbook.

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education

ACE collaborates with Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education for CE in multiple professions.