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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 §781.514Credit Hours Granted

The board will grant the following credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal.

  (1) One credit hour will be given for each hour of participation in a continuing education program by an approved provider.

  (2) Credit may be earned, post-licensure, through successfully completing postgraduate training programs (e.g., intern, residency, or fellowship programs) or successfully completing social work courses in a graduate school of social work at a rate of five credit hours per each semester hour or its equivalent not to exceed 10 hours per renewal period. A licensee may complete the ethics requirement in §781.508(a) of this title (relating to Hour Requirements for Continuing Education) only through a course specifically designated as an ethics course.

  (3) Credit may be earned for teaching social work courses in an accredited college or university. Credit will be applied at the rate of five credit hours for every course taught, not to exceed 15 hours per renewal period. A licensee may complete the ethics requirement in §781.508(a) of this title only through teaching a course specifically designated as an ethics course.

  (4) A field instructor for a social work intern will be granted five credit hours for each college semester completed, not to exceed 20 credit hours per renewal period.

  (5) A presenter of a continuing education program or an author of a published work, which imparts social work knowledge and skills, may be granted five credit hours for each original or substantially revised presentation or publication, not to exceed 20 credit hours per renewal period.

  (6) A licensee may carry over to the next renewal period up to 10 credit hours earned in excess of the continuing education renewal requirements. Continuing education earned during the licensee's birth month may be used for the current renewal or for the following year.

  (7) Completing the jurisprudence examination shall count as three hours of the continuing education requirement in ethics and social work values, as referenced in §781.508(b) of this title.


Source Note: The provisions of this §781.514 adopted to be effective January 27, 2011, 36 TexReg 242; amended to be effective March 28, 2013, 38 TexReg 1977

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