2018 NOFSW Conference CE information


 The 35th Annual Conference of the National Organization of Forensic Social Workers is    co-sponsored by the NOFSW   and  The Institute for Continuing Education.   The program  offers a total of  19.50  contact hours as listed.    Continuing education credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis with full attendance required for each session attended.  Partial session credit is not offered.   The CE processing fee is $40.00 per person and may be paid with registration or on-site.   Conference attendees who wish to receive continuing education credit MUST check in at the continuing education desk to make formal application and receive CE materials for completion.  Staff at the CE desk  will have a listing of attendees who pre-paid the CE processing fee. 

              Course Completion:  To qualify to receive continuing education credit, attendees must complete the CE materials, sign in/out daily at designated locations, and complete an evaluation of the sessions attended.  CE verification is mailed to attendees following the Colloquium.

 Questions: If you have   questions regarding continuing education,  the program, faculty,  grievance issues, or for a listing of learning objectives, comprehensive speaker bios,  please contact  The Institute at: 800-557-1950;  e-mail:  instconted@aol.com.

Learning Objectives:  For a listing of learning objectives by session, contact The Institute at: instconted@aol.com  

Commercial Support:  The Institute for Continuing Education receives no funds from any commercial organization for financial support of its activities in providing continuing education sponsorship of the Colloquium. The Institute’s sponsorship of this Conference does not imply endorsement of featured exhibits.

 Note:  It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if continuing education credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their licensing/certification board.

 Continuing Education Offered:

Psychology:  The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor  continuing education for psychologists.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   Not all sessions may be approved for psychology credit.  The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk  will indicate any non-approved sessions.

 Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education, provider #1007, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB ), www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ( ACE ) program.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 4-13-2018 –       4-13-2021.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this program may  receive up to 19.50 clinical continuing education contact hours.  Not all sessions may be approved for social work  credit.  The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk  will indicate any non-approved sessions.

New York:  The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.  Provider No. SW-0025.

Ohio:  Social Work Board Provider RCS 030001.

Florida Dept. Health:  Social Work  Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2019.

Skill Level:   Some sessions have been rated for skill level ( beginning, intermediate, advanced).  Participants are urged to review session description for appropriateness for professional and personal development.

Instruction Methodology:   May include lecture, audio-visual, demonstration, experiential practice of techniques, large and small group discussion

Non-Credit Activities:   Credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, dinner, social  events, poster sessions, networking sessions, tour activities.  If you have questions, contact The Institute for Continuing Education at:  instconted@aol.com

Ethics Hours / Academic Credit:  The Conference offers no “academic” credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree.  No “ethics” hours are offered.

ADA:   For accommodations on the basis of disability please contact:  jcampbell@apsac.

Certificate of Attendance:  Certificate of Attendance will be available free-of-charge at the conclusion of the Conference for non-licensed professionals.

Continuing Education Hours Offered by Day:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018:                  6.00 hours

Wednesday, June 20, 2018:             3.50 hours

Thursday, June 21, 2018:                 7.00 hours

Friday, June 22, 2018:                     3.00 hours

Total Hours Offered:                     19.50 hrs.