CE Approval Service

Approval for programs will be valid within our two-year licensing cycle, which runs from October 1st – September 30th. Our current cycle is October 1st, 2020 – September 30th, 2022.

For organizations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Network for Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing education credits (CEs). We are authorized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Social Work Registration to approve programs other Mass. organizations who are looking to provide CEs for licensed social workers who attend their trainings.

CE Approval Service Process: 

Please submit your application well before the event date, as we do not allow for retroactive approvals. We ask that you submit the application at least a week before the event takes place and no more than 3 months before the event.

Applications that are received under a week before the event date will be subject to a $25 rush processing fee.  (However, we do not review any applications received under 2 business days before an event.)

Once applications are submitted, we review them in order of the proposed event date. Following a review of the application, we will either send an approval letter, or provide the appropriate feedback so that the application can be improved to meet our approval criteria. All applications must have content that is applicable to social workers in order to receive approval.

Links to Application and Repeat Use Forms:


Program Duration Application Fee / Payment Link
1 – 3 hours$50
3.5 – 6 hours$65
6.5 – 12 hours$80
12.5 – 18 hours$95
Rush Processing Fees
For fewer than 7 business days before event
For applications over 12 CE Credit Hours
$25
$75
CE Repeat Use Form Fee$15 per date submitted

Questions? Feel free to email us at thenetbu@bu.edu.