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Free CEUs - Free Courses - For Social Workers



Welcome to CEU By Net. This Is Our  'Website Overview' Page! Learn About Our Course Formats, Our Approvals Including Social Work Boards, and Some Special Features of Our Continuing Education Program - Including Unlimited CEUs for $54.95 per Year and Two Free Courses


We Provide Approved Courses for Social Workers, LMFTs, Mental Health and Addiction Counselors, CEAPs, and Other Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Providers. And It's ALL Free to Read, Including the Quizzes, Before You Decide to Enroll in Courses. 


Earn Unlimited CE Courses for only $54.95 per Year.



Free CEUs for Counselors

 It's All Online!  Quick and Easy - and Relevant to What You Do.  We Offer Online SUDs and Mental Health Credit Hours in 2 Formats - PDF text-based documents and a few PDF slideshows.   


Our site looks a bit different than most - and some of our course topics and our presentation style are a bit different, too.  We want to keep it interesting.       

Take a Look At a Quiz

It's Interactive Learning!  Our program is not a traditional 'Home Study' program.  

Our approach to quiz development makes reading through online publications much easier! Print a copy of the quiz in advance - and mark answers as you read along.  Then transfer your answers to the online quiz - and submit! When you have passed an online quiz, we automatically tell you which questions you missed if any, and give you the correct answer plus the answer you gave.  That's Interactive Learning!  



What Kind of Customer Support Do We Provide? CE_for_professionals

We provide superior Customer Support seven days per week, including holidays, until 10 PM Central Time.  Please contact us for help if you need it.


Who Can Take Our Courses? 

CEU By Net is certified for online CE by NBCC, EACC, TCBAP, TAAP, NAADAC, IC&RC, CCAPP, and Multiple State Boards for Counselors, MFTs, and Social Workers. Most Social Worker Boards recognize our courses as acceptable for continuing education credit because of our multiple ASWB-NASW Affiliated Social Work Licensing Board certifications (i.e., Texas, California, Alabama, and Florida).   



Our CE Credit Hours are accepted by Most State Boards for Multiple Licenses 

Click HERE to view our CE status with YOUR state.     



Free CEUs and PDHs

Social Workers, MFTs, CEAPs, and Counselors:   Are You Looking for FREE CEUs?

We offer two free courses - Course 1B and Course 1D - one in each of the formats we offer (text and slideshow).  Each free course awards an instantly downloaded Continuing Education certificate.  See an overview of each free course, below.   

Social Workers - The Majority of Social Worker Licensing Boards Accept Our CE Approvals and Licenses as  Acceptable Sources of Continuing Education.


State Social Work Examiner Boards for which we are a licensed/certified CE Provider:


In addition to the states for which we are a licensed/certified Social Work CE Provider, CEU By Net meets the requirements which are published by the following Social Work Boards, as an acceptable source of continuing education and for the content of courses:

Rhode Island, Missouri, New Mexico, Delaware, Massachusetts, Arizona, Connecticut, Wyoming, Montana, Ohio, Kansas, Idaho, Alaska, Iowa, West Virginia, Virginia, Maine, Washington, Georgia, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Indiana, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia (DC), Oregon, Tennessee, Maryland, Utah and others including those states in which Social Workers have discretion in the applicability of the course.   

Social Work Board Rules oftentimes specify that "acceptable sources of continuing education shall include ...." CE providers certified by other Social Work Licensing Boards.  And they oftentimes include other national organizations as well - such as the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).  


NOTE:   We always encourage Social Workers and all other licensed professionals to check with their licensing board, if they have any questions about approval of our course credits.  We are not a CE Provider in the States of New York, North Carolina, or New Jersey. 



What_about_counselors?Addiction and Mental Health CEUs for Counselors and MFTs

Our NBCC certification as ACEP #6338 is accepted by virtually every state for Counselors and MFTs and many Chemical Dependency Counselors. 

Many states also recognize our multiple State Board approvals (Texas, Florida, California, and Alabama) and our Certification by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (an IC&RC Member Board) and Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (a pre-approved provider for NAADAC).  

Licenses taking our courses for credit include, for example, LPCs, LCPCs, LPCPs, LMHPs, LMCPCs, LMHCs, AADC, CCS, LSATs, LCDCs, CSACs, LPATs, etc.  For a semi-complete list of licenses, read on.


Unique Courses on Our Website


Managed Care Courses - How to Survive It

How To Survive Managed Care!  Whether Your Contract is Managed By the State, An MCO (HMO, BHO), a Commercial Insurance Plan or Another Entity, This Course Is Relevant.  These Courses Are for Private Practitioners As Well As Those Working in the Public Sector Programs (e.g., Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, Community MHMR Centers, etc.). 

For the complete list of Managed Care Courses, you can jump to the Managed Care Catalog.  



All of our MANAGED CARE COURSES have been NEWLY REVISED - and they are FREE TO READ, in an easy-to-digest slideshow format. Enroll in them only if you want to take their quizzes to earn a CE Certificate. 

Our MANAGED CARE courses focus upon the oftentimes 'nerve-wracking' scenarios brought about by the  'Managed Health Care' scene - AND NOW the Health Care Reform Laws! These courses are designed to give you 'Quick and Easy Recipes for Managed Care Success' . . . or 1-2-3 directions on 'How To Survive It'.


Are there holes in your client's treatment records that won't pass a Managed Care Contractor audit?  

Be prepared for that records audit.

"They're Coming to Audit WHEN?"
Click Here to Go to the Catalog for Course 2B

The Insurance Company's or Contract Manager's Treatment Authorization Process and YOUR Documentation in Client Records .... a.k.a. 'What Can Go WRONG in That Chart?'

SUMMARY: This course is a 'companion piece' to Ethics Courses 3D and 4D - which focus upon the ETHICS of documentation in client records and related issues, when insurance is paying the bill.  This Course 2B takes it a step further, in demonstrating the typical 'holes' in clinical records  and the 'holes' in the thinking  of even the most experienced mental health and AOD practitioners, which must be avoided if you are to pass a clinical review of your treatment records, unscathed.

This material applies to those in private practice who have a Provider Agreement with either a commercial insurance company or an HMO which is administering the State's Medicaid or Medicare plan.  Particularly with the coming of the new Federal Health Care Reform, no professional is unaffected, unless they limit their practice to private pay clients. 

Much of the material in this short course also relates to how we - as treatment providers who are always at risk of falling into legal and professional potholes - can avoid setting ourselves up for problems which oftentimes result from failure to document crucial issues in our clients' records. 

The course also provides a clear explanation about HOW those insurance companies make pre-authorization decisions to APPROVE or DENY your requests for treatment . . . and WHAT you must write in the client's chart to support that authorization. It's all about how to ENSURE that you will be ready when the MCO or State auditors appear at your door.

AVOID RECOUPMENT!  Failure to properly DOCUMENT certain details of the client's treatment and his need for treatment is the primary reason for RECOUPMENT (taking back) of funds already paid to you by the government contractor or the insurance company.  How we document treatment has CHANGED with the coming of Care Management! This course gives you clear 1-2-3 information about how to document effectively - within the bounds of good professional practice.         


Course 2C "We Have To Change WHAT?" Change_I_have_heard_this_beforeClick Here to Go to the Catalog, for Course 2C   

'An Introduction to Professional & Clinical Issues In Managed Care - Necessary Shifts in Program Design and Treatment Approach'  

 Will providers HAVE TO CHANGE WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW? Yes, indeed they will - even if they have long since abandoned the old traditional 'talk therapy in the office' approach and the 28-day programs. Learn to THINK LIKE THE MCO (or other health care insurer, which in some cases may be the State or County health unit).

SUMMARY: This course - 'We Have to Change WHAT?' - focuses upon the IMPACT of the new healthcare industry's goals upon providers, both CLINICALLY and FINANCIALLY - Including how Provider Agreements are changing the way that we do treatment, the managed care contractor's search for new providers, the conflict between a provider's own professional beliefs and ethics vs. the insurance company's Care Management decisions about approval or denial of treatment requests.

Some material related to managed care goals and what we write in treatment records overlaps 2B material but moves ahead to include professional, clinical, and programmatic changes in store for professionals under managed care. Includes some interesting OPTIONS FOR PROVIDERS in the design of their practices and programs, as part of an insurance or MCO contract. This is a 2 hour online CE course.

- Includes specific, highly practical clinical examples of the 'Four Core Concepts' that determine approval or denial of treatment requests - which therefore are critical elements within treatment record documentation:  1) Medical Necessity of Treatment,  2) Current Functionality, 3) Treatment Goals and Interventions vis-a-vis Diagnosis and Functionality, and 4) Progress in Response to Treatment, including potential for additional gains or sustained functionality.   


CD_treatment_becomes_a_businessClick Here to Go to the Catalog for Course 3B - 'Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency Treatment - The Big Transition'  

In most states, it's goodbye to flexible addiction Block Grants and other 'open access' State contracts for substance abuse and chemical dependency – which makes access to AOD services even more difficult. This course addresses the 'nitty gritty' of the major CHANGES in SA-CD programs – referral criteria, treatments and interventions available, documentation of need for treatment and response, and philosophy – due to the new health care reform environment. Applies to single AOD diagnosis and to Dual MH-AOD diagnoses. 

Jump to the AOD Catalog  


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