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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL SOCIAL WORK RENEWALS 2023 and BEYOND

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 00:00

Listed below are special instructions for social workers who will be renewing for 2023 and beyond:

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. 

IF YOU WERE LICENSED BEFORE 2012, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED A BACKGROUND CHECK. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE UNTIL THIS IS COMPLETED. YOUR FAILURE TO RENEW ON TIME WILL RESULT IN A LAPSED LICENSE IN WHICH YOU WILL HAVE TO REINSTATE.

If you renew April 2023, your renewal window is May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2023; HOWEVER, you will be allowed to used any unused hours from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2023. This window is called UNUSED HOURS. If you renew September 2023, your renewal window is October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2023; HOWEVER, you will be allowed to used any unused hours from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023.

  • 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.
  • Please read the PowerPoint under the Rules and Regulations pertaining to unused hours.