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49 Pa. Code § 47.32. Requirement for biennial renewal.

§ 47.32. Requirement for biennial renewal.

 The Board requires, as a condition of biennial renewal of a bachelor social worker’s license, a social worker’s license or a clinical social worker’s license, the completion during the preceding biennium of 30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses and programs in social work offered by approved providers. Excess clock hours may not be carried over to the next biennium. At least 3 of the required 30 clock hours must be related to ethical issues and at least 2 clock hours must be in child abuse recognition and reporting in accordance with §  47.58(b) (relating to child abuse recognition and reporting—mandatory training requirement).


   The provisions of this §  47.32 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 9 of the act of October 22, 2014 (P.L. 2884, No. 179); and 23 Pa.C.S. § §  6301—6388.


   The provisions of this §  47.32 amended December 22, 2006, effective December 23, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7841; amended August 28, 2020, effective August 29, 2020, 50 Pa.B. 4389; amended March 18, 2022, effective March 19, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 1608. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (402384) to (402385).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  47.31 (relating to definitions).

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