§ 47.33. Acceptable continuing education courses and programs.
(a) Only courses or programs offered by Board approved providers will be accepted for continuing education credit, except as provided in § 47.36a (relating to other sources of continuing education).
(b) For renewal of a social workers license or a clinical social workers license, continuing education courses and programs must be appropriate for the masters level practitioner and pertain to the practice of social work or clinical social work as defined in section 3 of the act (63 P.S. § 1903).
(c) For renewal of a bachelor social workers license, continuing education courses and programs must pertain to the practice of bachelor social work as defined in section 3 of the act or contribute to the professional development of the licensed bachelor social worker. Nothing in this subsection should be construed as expanding the scope of practice of a licensed bachelor social worker.
(d) The Board will not approve courses or programs in office management or in practice building.
(e) A licensee may accrue up to 20 of the required clock hours in home study courses offered by approved providers if the home study course has specific learning objectives which the provider evaluates to assure that learning has taken place. Home study courses must be indicated as such on the certificates of attendance.
The provisions of this § 47.33 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)); and section 9 of the act of October 22, 2014 (P.L. 2884, No. 179).
The provisions of this § 47.33 amended December 22, 2006, effective December 23, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7841; amended August 28, 2020, effective August 29, 2020, 50 Pa.B. 4389. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (358303).
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 47.31 (relating to definitions).
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