|(a) A licensee who does not wish to practice social
work in the State of Texas and whose license has not expired may request
the board to grant inactive status anytime before the license expires.
If a licensee requests conversion to inactive status within 45 days
of the expiration date for the license, the individual must provide
verification of completion of all continuing education requirements
for the renewal.
(b) No continuing education is required of a licensee
while on inactive status.
(c) The inactive status conversion fee and any applicable
renewal fee and penalty fee for late renewal must be paid prior to
the date the license expires.
(d) A licensee on inactive status must renew the inactive
license and pay all applicable inactive renewal fees throughout the
duration of the inactive status. A licensee on inactive status who
fails to remit the biennial inactive status renewal fee or who otherwise
fails to renew the inactive license timely ceases to be licensed and
must reapply for licensure and meet all current minimum requirements
for licensure in place at the time of submission of the new application
(e) A license, if appropriately converted and renewed
as inactive, may be on inactive status for no more than 48 consecutive
months or for no more than 96 months total in a lifetime. There must
be a minimum of 48 months of active licensure before subsequent inactive
status may be requested and granted.
(f) A licensee on inactive status must notify the board
in writing to reactivate the license, provide proof of completion
of the Jurisprudence Exam completed within six months of the date
of requesting reactivation of the license, and pay the conversion
fee for inactive to active status. The reactivated license status
shall begin seven days after the board receives the licensee's reactivation