Continuing Education Information

Jointly sponsored by Commonwealth Educational Seminars and Trauma Solutions, we are able to offer Continuing Education credit hours for most of our trainings and DVD sets. This includes some of our most popular DARe  DVD sets.  You will be able to take a test online to receive your CE credits and receive your certificate immediately.

Many states enact licensing requirements for continuing education that override the rules of even a national accreditation organization. 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 clarify license requirements regularly, we always recommend you check with your state board for the most recent information.

Continuing education credits are provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars, provider #1117 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approval Continuing Education (ACE) Program.  Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs. ASWB Approval period: 10.5.15 – 10.15.18. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Some states do not require pre-approval. If your state is not on the below list, please check with your state board.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars can grant Social Work CEs in the following states:

Al, AK, Alberta, AR, AZ, British Columbia, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, New Brunswick, NE, NH, Newfoundland & Labrador, NM, NC, ND, Nova Scotia, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, Saskatchewan, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, Virgin Islands, VI, VT, WA, WI, WY.

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 Commonwealth Educational Seminars will receive a Certificate upon completion.

Social workers are no longer eligible for continuing education for pre-recorded seminars online.



Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit for Psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs.


Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars  can grant continuing education credit to Marriage & Family Therapists in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs. In addition, Commonwealth Educational Seminars is an approved CE provider for Florida Marriage & Family Therapists (CE Provider # 50-9633) and an approved Continuing Education Provider for Texas Marriage & Family Therapists (Provider Number 558).

Nurses: As an APA approved provider Commonwealth Educational Seminars programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa. Commonwealth Educational Seminars is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.


Continuing Education credits are awarded by TRAUMA SOLUTIONS for the following professions:



Licensed Professional Counselors: We are pleased to announce that as an Approved Provider with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Trauma Solutions is now able to offer CE credits to LPCs for most of our live programs and home study courses (ACEP #6738, July 23, 2015).
Specific details will be posted on the registration page (for live trainings) or details page (for home study) of each course.
For further inquiries, you may contact our office at


Licensed Social Case Workers New York State: We are pleased to announce that we offer CEs. Trauma Solutions DARe/SATe, SW CPE, 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. #0241


Specific details will be posted on the registration page (for live trainings) or details page (for home study) of each course.

Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) and Trauma Solutions seek to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to Commonwealth Educational Seminars, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648 or Trauma Solutions, 743 Club Circle, Louisville, CO 80027 depending on your profession. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345 or Trauma Solution at 720-324-1544

Accommodations for the differently abled

Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ and Trauma Solutions training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, contact: Trauma Solutions at 720-324-1544 or

Saralee Perel, LICSW
Robert W. Daly
Commonwealth Educational Seminars
1020 Osterville West Barnstable Road
Marstons Mills, MA 02648
Ph: 1 (800) 376-3345
Fax: 1 (508) 420-3360


Diane Heller, PhD
Trauma Solutions
743 Club Circle
Louisville, CO 80027