Continuing Education Presenter & CE Topic Suggestions

Become a Continuing Education Presenter

NASW-NYS is releasing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to invite social workers to develop and present a workshop for our continuing education program.

In order to meet the needs of our members we offer a variety of avenue’s for engagement – both for participants and for presenters, we offer online live learning, self study and live in person courses.

Submission guidelines can be found below.

Suggested Workshop Topics

Workshop Topics

Application Guidelines and Criteria

Application Guidelines and Criteria

New York State Education Department (NYSED) Provider Requirements

All proposals must meet the New York State Education Department (NYSED) provider requirements. In addition to the subject areas listed above, applicants and workshops must meet basic social work practice considerations in developing their proposals.  Please see listing below:

  • theories and concepts of human behavior in the social environment;

  • social work practice, knowledge and skills;

  • social work research, programs, or practice evaluations;

  • social work management, administration or social policy;

  • social work ethics;

  • clinical interventions, evidence-based models, and principles of clinical social work practice; psychotherapy, and clinical social work diagnosis;

  • client communications and record keeping;

  • administrative supervision of licensed master social work and clinical supervision of licensed clinical social work practice;

  • pedagogical methodologies or other topics which contribute to the professional practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work;

  • or cross-disciplinary offerings from medicine, law, administration, education and the behavioral sciences are acceptable if they are clearly related to the enhancement of social work practice, skills and knowledge, and the health, safety, and/or welfare of the public.

We are looking for workshops that are at least 1.0 hours (or 1.0 CEU’s) to a maximum of 15 hours (or 15 CEU’s)

Those interested in applying must meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least 3 years professional experience

  • Have relevant experience in subject area

  • Qualified to teach the courses/educational activities which will be offered, including but not limited to, faculty of a licensed master social work or licensed clinical social work program offered by a higher education institution; or instructors who are specifically qualified authorities in their field of practice or area of expertise


Send all materials to with the subject like ‘Program Proposal’. The following items need to be submitted in order for our CE Coordinator and Program Review Team to assess and accept all future programming: 

Send all materials to with the subject like ‘Program Proposal’. Please give us 48 business hours to acknowledge receipt and coordinate a time to talk with you about your submitted application.


If you have any questions regarding the presenter application process, please contact NASW-NYS at 

Information updated as of December 2022

NASW-NYS CE Course Application Form
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What Program Topics do CE Participants Want To See?
Content Analysis of CE Participant Evaluation Responses in 2022
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Questions about Presenting?