Listed below are special instructions for social workers and marriage and family therapists renewing in 2022:
DUE TO COVID-19: The Board has extended the requirement for continuing education for all licensees renewing for 2022. For 2022 only, you may obtain all CE Hours from online. Clarification to the definition for face-to-face continuing education now include live webinars, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Please note that pre-recorded sessions have been specified as part of online/distance learning.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED A BACKGROUND CHECK IF YOU WERE LICENSED DURING OR BEFORE 2012.
The online renewal portal is now open! The new online renewal system will be available September 1, 2022.
We will no longer mail out certificates, seals, and cards. All licensees will have access to the LARS portal where your card and certificate will be stored. You will be able to access a copy at any time.
FOR SOCIAL WORKERS:
- 40 Continuing Education hours must include 4 Ethics hours, 2 Cultural Diversity hours, and 1 Mandated Reporting hour. We do not keep up with unused hours.
- Unused hours (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CARRYOVER HOURS): Continuing Education (CE) hours that were completed within the 3 years prior to the current expiration date of your license that have not been submitted for previous license renewal may be carried over from one renewal to the next. Ethics, cultural diversity, and mandated reporting hours may not be carried over. All unused CE hours must be maintained by the licensee and not by the Board.
- For September 2022, your renewal window is October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2022; HOWEVER, you will be allowed to used any unused hours from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
- Please read the PowerPoint under the Rules and Regulations pertaining to unused hours.