Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Requirements

 

CE Requirements:

Renewal: thirty (30) hours social work continuing education must be completed by February 28 of odd-numbered years. Three (3) hours ethics continuing education required. Courses need to be two (2) hours or longer for credit. Twenty (20) hours of home study permited.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete 3 hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.
Additionally, EFFECTIVE WITH THE FIRST LICENSE RENEWAL AFTER JANUARY 1, 2015, all health-related licensees and funeral directors applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal.

Act 74 of 2016 requires licensees of the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to complete 1 hour of continuing education in the assessment, treatment and management of suicide risks as a portion of the total continuing education required for license renewal.