Renewal: thirty-five (35) hours of social work continuing education must be completed by September 30th of even-numbered years.
A minimum of five (5) of the thirty-five (35) hours shall be specifically designated as continuing education in professional ethics relating to Social Work. Of the remaining thirty (30) hours, a minimum of fifteen (15) shall be core hours and not more than fifteen (15) shall be related hours. A maximum of ten (10) hours of continuing education may be obtained online for each two-year renewal period. Core hours are continuing education hours acquired in activities in the specialty in which the license is held. Related hours are continuing education hours acquired in activities in a specialty other than the one in which the license is held or in the allied professions of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, or Pastoral Counseling. All contact hours can be home study.
State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view your state’s continuing education regulations, click the link below.
For more information visit the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists