|(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
(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.