Continuing Education and Credentialing Credits

A number of websites continue to provide continuing education programs suitable for credentialing, offering CEUs or other continuing education credits (CEPTCs, CMEs, etc.).  Although we would be pleased if CEUs were more prevalent online, SW CEUs are not required for credentialing, and some states accept a percentage of non-social work continuing education credits to qualify toward annual licensing requirements.  To the best of our ability, we try to keep this webpage current with available offerings. The following is a list of online and community programs.

Upcoming Conferences & Opportunities


July 30-31, 2024

Go to this link for complete information: 

LifeShare Innovations Transplant Tomorrow Summit 2024 - LifeShare Network

Organizations Providing Webinars and Courses

The Alliance hosts monthly live webinar programs on the latest cutting-edge and timely topics impacting the donation and transplant community.   Additionally, if you have missed a live webinar, there is a list of on-demand webinars for access to the recordings.

The Alliance website webinar schedule can be found at:

UNOS Connect has a comprehensive course catalogue, although at this date there are no social work CEU courses available, only CEPTCs (Continuing Education Points for Transplant Coordinators).  However, some states allow a certain percentage of non-social work CEU courses for social work licensure, so check out the catalogue for good educational material. You will find Webinars, e-learning modules, and other online training resources are available. 

The Living Bank offers free webinars in conjunction with the Independent Living Donor Network.  The ILDAN™ is an online community of health professionals who serve in live donor transplant programs throughout the nation. They offer a live webinar each month and make the recording available for on demand viewing following the live broadcast. Attendees may earn one credit of continuing education for each ILDAN™ course completed. 

The American Kidney Fund offers periodic webinars.  You may visit their website, for a listing of upcoming webinars.  Interested individuals can also sign up on their website to receive emails:

The National Kidney Foundation offers online CME/CE activities through NKF’s Professional Education Resource Center (PERC), which provides accredited online courses to nephrology professionals including social workers. To browse PERC offerings, go to

To register as an NKF member for free access to PERC, visit

The American Liver Foundation offers professional development webinars and presentations.

OptumHealth Education offers free on demand ASWB approved Social Work CEUs.  To browse offerings, go to

Additional Resources

(Note – this is not a continuing education course.) Marking the fifty-year legacy of a landmark Harvard report on brain death, a new special report published by the Hastings center examines lingering questions about the definition of death, implications for organ transplantation, and lessons from the case of Jahi McMath.

Our website maintains a list of articles on multicultural issues and transplantation.

Check out the Member Content section to find specific practice areas, many of which provide helpful articles, videos, books and resources..

If you are aware of other resources not listed here, please contact

STSW Contact Hours Toward Credentialing

STSW organ-specific committees offer conference calls, zoom calls, or Webex calls on a regular basis, with substantial transplant or MCS content. STSW offers contact hours specifically to be used toward credentialing, for those members who attend these educational meetings.

A maximum number of these STSW contact hours can be used toward each credentialing application: 8 for the initial application, 3 for MCS and 5 for recertifications. These contact hours are not NASW approved so can only be used toward STSW credentialing, not licensing.  More information is available on our Credentialing Page.

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