New BSW Hospice and Palliative Credential Available May 1 – ACHP-SW

Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW) and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW)
The premier credentials for social workers in hospice and palliative care

Developed jointly by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Designed by social work leaders in hospice and palliative care for social workers who meet national standards of excellence.

Basic Requirements:

  • A degree in social work from an accredited university
  • At least two years of supervised social work experience in hospice and palliative care
  • A license to practice as a professional social worker *
  • Twenty (20) or more CEU’s related specifically to the specialty practice
  • A commitment to compliance with the NASW Code of Ethics and NASW Standards for End Of Life Care
  • Professional affiliations with both the National Association of Social Workers and the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals, a division of  the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NCHPP application can be found on the right)

    BSW’sCHP-SW Application
    MSW’sACHP-SW Credential Application

* BSW’s who practice in states that do not license social workers at that level have additional experience (4 years) and CEU (40 contact hours) requirements

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  1. This is confusing. The headline says it is a BSW credential, but the requirements say MSW. Which is it?

  2. I’m confused… BSW in Hospice?

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