Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022
A. The Board recognizes that social work is a
practice of a profession which must conform to the public's expectation of
professional competency. It further recognizes that structured programs of
continuing education will provide licensees with opportunities for maintaining
and improving competency as well as the satisfaction of new professional
B. As a pre-requisite
for biennial renewal of the practitioner's license, the licensee must complete
a minimum of 40 contact hours of accepted professional continuing education per
renewal period. This requirement becomes effective during the one-year period
following the January 1, 1990, license renewal date, and during each year
guidelines for completing forty (40) contact hours of instruction are:
(1) Accepted instruction will be those
courses, conferences, seminars, etc., as approved by the Board pursuant to
subsection D below.
student class hours or the equivalent will be counted as credit.
(3) Services, in hours, as a lecturer or
discussion leader may be counted to the extent that they contribute to the
maintenance and development of a licensee's professional competence.
(4) Except in unusual circumstances, credits
will not be given for repeating an instructional course.
Approval for continuing education credit:
(1) Approval for continuing education credit
shall be provided by persons designated by the Board upon guidelines and
standards established by the Board pursuant to these Regulations.
(2) Application for continuing education
credit approval shall be in the manner and form designated by the
(3) Application for approval
shall be processed at times, and in the manner, designated by the Board up to
the date of submission of the continuing education report. The risk of
disapproval shall be borne by the sponsor or applicant for continuing education