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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 34TEXAS STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORKER EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 781SOCIAL WORKER LICENSURE
SUBCHAPTER ELICENSE RENEWAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
RULE §781.508Hour Requirements for Continuing Education

(a) A licensee must complete a total of 30 clock-hours biennially of continuing education obtained from board-approved continuing education providers. A licensee must complete a total of 30 clock-hours of continuing education obtained from a board-approved continuing education provider including the first renewal of the licensure following issuance of the license, which is valid for a period of 13 to 24 months, depending on the licensee's birth month.

(b) As part of the required 30 biennial clock-hours, a licensee must complete a minimum of six clock-hours of continuing education in professional ethics and social work values.

(c) A clock-hour is defined as 60 minutes of standard time.

(d) A licensee may earn credit for ethics as a presenter or a participant.

(e) Upon a licensee's petition, the executive director may waive part, but not all, of the continuing education renewal requirements for good and just cause or may permit the licensee additional time to complete all continuing education requirements. If the director decides not to waive requirements, a licensee may appeal to the board, which may elect to waive the late fees accrued. Should the board not uphold the licensee's petition, all late fees accrued will apply.


Source Note: The provisions of this §781.508 adopted to be effective January 27, 2011, 36 TexReg 242; amended to be effective March 28, 2013, 38 TexReg 1977

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