Commonwealth Educational Seminars is accredited by many professional
organizations to offer Continuing Education credit. Many states enact
licensing requirements for continuing education that override the rules
of even a national accreditation organization. So, please check with
your state Licensing Board or accrediting organization for the latest
regulations, especially in regards to online CE. Some states have
restrictions on the number of hours you may take online. As state boards
meet frequently and revise and/or clarify license requirements
regularly we always recommend you check with your state board for the
most recent information.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars
(CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to
offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility
for these programs.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES), provider #1117 is
approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of
Social Work Boards (ASWB)
www.aswb.org through the
Approval Continuing Education (ACE) Program. CES maintains
responsibility for these programs. ASWB Approval Status: Active. Social workers should contact their
regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing
The following states/provinces endorse the ASWB program:
Al, AK, Alberta, AZ, British Columbia, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY,
LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, New Brunswick, NH, Newfoundland & Labrador, NM, NC, ND, Nova Scotia, OH, OK, OR, PA,
RI, Saskatchewan, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, Virgin Islands, VI, VT, WA, WI, WY.
Kansas: CE must enhance social work practice, values, ethics, skills or knowledge. CEs from programs pre-approved by the BSRB are approved. It is not mandatory that CE providers hold pre-approval from the BSRB.
Tennessee: The board does not pre-approve CE. Licensees must use professional judgement and board guidelines to determine whether or not programs are applicable to professional development and meet board standards.
Idaho: The board does not pre-approve CE courses. The training must be germane to social work and the presenter at the same education level or higher. Certificates must be given for documentation.
In addition, CES is an Approved Continuing Education
Provider for Florida
Social Workers (CE Provider #50-9633).
Many other states will accept our programs for continuing education credits for Social Workers. Please contact your state board if you have concerns about CE credit. All Social Workers attending programs that have been awarded Social Work Continuing Education from CES will receive a Certificate upon completion.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE)Accredited
Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered
Dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) receive
continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of our
As an APA approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC.
Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs
except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education
provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #
CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
Marriage and Family
The following Marriage and Family Therapy Boards accept
programs offered by APA or ASWB approved providers: AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, PA, SD, TN, VA, WA AND WI.
CES maintains responsibility for these
addition, CES is an approved CE provider for Florida
Family Therapists (CE Provider # 50-9633), an approved
California Continuing Education Provider
for Marriage & Family Therapists (Approval #PCE 4693)
and an approved Continuing Education Provider for Texas Marriage &
Family Therapists (Provider Number 558).
Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Certified Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) may grant CEs for counselors in many states because CES is an approved provider for the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Social Work Boards (ASWB).
Please contact your state board to find out if CES credits are acceptable based on our APA and ASWB approved provider status.
This link has all state boards’ contact information: