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49 Pa. Code § 47.11. Licensure examination.

LICENSURE


§ 47.11. Licensure examination.

 (a)  The examination required as a prerequisite to original licensure as a licensed social worker is the Association of Social Work Boards’ (ASWB) master’s level examination.

 (b)  The examination required as a prerequisite to being granted a license to hold oneself out as a licensed bachelor social worker is the ASWB bachelor’s level examination.

 (c)  The examination required as a prerequisite to being granted a license to hold oneself out as a licensed clinical social worker is the ASWB clinical level examination.

 (d)  The applicant shall apply to the testing organization for admission to the applicable licensure examination and shall pay the required fee at the direction of the testing organization.

 (e)  The passing grade for the examination will be determined by the Board.

 (f)  The applicant shall be responsible for directing that the testing organization send examination results and other information requested to the Board.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  47.11 amended under sections 6 and 18(c) of the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (63 P.S. § §  1906 and 1918(c)); section 812.1 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  279.3(a)); and section 9 of the act of October 22, 2014 (P.L. 2884, No. 179).

Source

   The provisions of this §  47.11 adopted November 23, 1990, effective November 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 5838; amended March 1, 2002, effective March 2, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1197; amended January 25, 2008, effective January 26, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 484; amended August 28, 2020, effective August 29, 2020, 50 Pa.B. 4389. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (371908) and (358291).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  47.12a (relating to licensed social worker); 49 Pa. Code §  47.12b (relating to provisional license as a social worker); 49 Pa. Code §  47.12c (relating to licensed clinical social worker); and 49 Pa. Code §  47.12e (relating to licensed bachelor social worker).



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