The Board does not keep a list of approved programs. However, the Board does maintain a list of approved sponsors, which you can access by going to the CEU Tab on the Website and then on the right hand side, locate and click on Authorized Sponsors.
Category I credit can be earned in this situation if the Board Authorized Sponsor takes responsibility for the program, places their name on the certificate of participation and indicates that they co-sponsored the program.
Yes. All licensed social workers must have obtained the required continuing education credit units before they can renew their license. A newly licensed social worker can earn credit units from the date the license was issued until the expiration date. A social worker renewing a license for a second time, or more, must obtain the credit units from November 1st to October 31st during the two year renewal cycle.
COMAR 10.42.06.08 Extension of Time outlines the request process. The written request must be filed by October 1st of the renewal year. The request must also include the reason(s) for the extension along with proper documentation
No. A licensed social worker cannot obtain credit units for providing or receiving supervision or case consultation. However, COMAR 10.42.06.04.E.(1) describes structured peer-case conferences among LCSWs and LCSW-Cs as an approved Category II activity
Yes, a licensee can earn up to 12 Category II credit units for preparing and presenting Approved face-to-face programs (see COMAR 10.42.06.04.E.(3)).
Yes. A maximum of 6 Category II credit units may be earned by taking foreign or sign language courses intended to enhance the delivery of social work services (see COMAR 10.42.06.04.E.(8)).
* Continuing Education staff will review upon request on a case by case basis
No. The objective of the continuing education requirements include: maintenance and enhancement of professional competence, ongoing improvement of professional skills and knowledge, and enrichment of social work services provided to the citizens of Maryland.
Three years after the renewal cycle. The continuing education regulations also require that continuing education documentation be kept for:
These time frames are required in case the social worker wishes to request reactivation or reinstatement status.
No. You can only earn credit units for a Board approved course in supervision under Category I or Category II.
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