Nev. Admin. Code § 641B.189 - Approval of program by Board; acceptable forms of program; unacceptable courses and programs

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a program of continuing education that demonstrates the knowledge and competency of a licensee must be approved by the Board. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, to obtain the approval of the Board, a continuing education program must provide independent verification that the licensee has successfully completed the program. A continuing education program may be in the form of:
(a) Workshops or conferences, including, without limitation, live or recorded presentations delivered using electronic means or telecommunication technologies;
(b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (d) of subsection 4, online learning courses;
(c) Publication of an article or paper by the licensee in a professional journal or other publication that is approved by the Board, not to exceed 15 hours;
(d) A one-time presentation, not to exceed 15 hours, of an academic course, in-service training workshop or seminar by the licensee;
(e) Successful completion of an academic course of instruction at a regionally accredited college or university;
(f) Attendance by the licensee at a meeting, workshop or public hearing conducted by the Board, not to exceed 4 hours towards the ethics requirement; or
(g) Any other kind of program or course if the Board has, at the request of the licensee wishing to take the program or course as continuing education, approved the program or course as a program of continuing education.
2. A licensee may complete the required hours of continuing education with any combination of the actions set forth in paragraphs (a) to (g), inclusive, of subsection 1.
3. A course or program that has been approved by the National Association for Social Workers or the Association of Social Work Boards shall be deemed approved by the Board and is not required to be submitted to the Board by the provider or participant for approval pursuant to NAC 641B.190, 641B.191 or 641B.192.
4. The following courses and programs will be deemed unacceptable as a program of continuing education:
(a) An orientation program for new employees.
(b) An on-the-job training program presented by an agency whose primary purpose is to disseminate information on the policy or procedure of the agency.
(c) A program for self-improvement.
(d) An online learning course which does not require participants to complete an examination after completing the course and for which there is no independent verification of successful completion.


Nev. Admin. Code § 641B.189
Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam'rs for Social Workers, eff. 11-28-89; A by R113-98, 1-13-99; R079-02, 1-9-2003; R122-06, 7-14-2006; R142-08, 2-11-2009; A by R018-16, eff. 1/1/2017; A by R110-17AP, eff. 2/27/2018
NRS 641B.160, 641B.280

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