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
(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