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49 Pa. Code § 47.35. Standards for courses and programs.

§ 47.35. Standards for courses and programs.

 (a)  A provider or licensee seeking Board approval of a course or program shall present evidence that the course or program has all of the following:

   (1)  Subject matter pertaining to the enhancement of the licensed bachelor social worker’s, licensed social worker’s or licensed clinical social worker’s knowledge and practice skills related to helping people achieve adequate and productive personal, interpersonal and social adjustments in their individual lives, in their families and in their community.

   (2)  For courses targeted to licensed social workers and licensed clinical social workers, evidence that the course or program is geared toward the master’s level practitioner.

   (3)  An established mechanism measuring the quality of the course or program being offered.

   (4)  Established criteria for selecting and evaluating faculty or source material.

   (5)  Established criteria for the evaluation of each course or program upon completion.

   (6)  A minimum total duration of at least 1 clock hour. The Board will not approve partial credit for a course or program.

 (b)  Providers shall comply with relevant Federal, State and local laws related to serving people with disabilities and shall provide adequate facilities and appropriate instructional materials to carry out the continuing education course or program.

 (c)  Providers shall insure that instructors have suitable qualifications and are of good reputation and character.


   The provisions of this §  47.35 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 §  47.35 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 (332394).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  47.31 (relating to definitions); 49 Pa. Code §  47.34 (relating to registration of continuing education providers, courses and programs); and 49 Pa. Code §  47.36 (relating to preapproved providers of continuing education courses and programs for licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers and licensed bachelor social workers).

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