Here's what you need to renew your Pennsylvania Behavioral Health : Social Worker license
The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Coun. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Behavioral Health : Social Worker licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.
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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.
Pennsylvania Social Workers: Social Worker (Continuing Education)
- 1 hour Suicide Assessment Treatment and Management of Risk.
- 3 hours Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting.
Effective January 1, 2015, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete 3 hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.
Additionally effective with the first license renewal after January 1, 2015, all health-related licensees and funeral directors applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal.
Your Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting hours will bereported to the Pennsylvania Department of State within one business day.