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DORA has announced that mental health licenses, including the LSW and LCSW, are due for renewal by August 31st, 2017. In order to maintain an Active status, and to avoid a late fee, you must renew prior to 08/31/2017. If you do not renew your license prior to 08/31/2017 you will have a 60 day grace period before your license will be deemed expired. A $15 late fee will apply to all licenses renewed during the grace period. To renew, go here to the DORA website and follow the prompts to access the Online Renewal Service.
40 CPD Hours Due with License Renewal
As part of the license renewal process, LSWs and LCSWs must complete 40 Continuing Professional Development Hours every two years. See more info on the CPD page of the website.
Recorded CPD Info Session – Offered by the Chapter FREE to NASW members and $75 to non-members is available for download. Register or Purchase Here .
Discussion Forums Open
A forum is a feature through the Chapter Website that enables participants to share information and communicate quickly and directly with one another via a “post” or a “reply”. The newest forum is on Clinical Consultation and helps members find a Peer Consult Group or a Paid Consultant.
Navigate to the forums page from the Events News drop-down menu. The four forums currently open are:
- Clinical Consultation – Find a peer consult group or a paid clinical consultant **New**
- Office Space Available – A great resource for those looking for or leasing office space
- Licensure Questions – Ask about the LSW or LCSW, exams, supervision and more for the guidance you need
- Clinical Supervision – Whether you’re looking to give or to receive, participate in this forum to get the word out
Professional Development Resources
Chapter CE Approved Providers
Continuing Education Approved Providers are not offered directly by NASWCO but are approved by the Chapter to award CE Credits to participants. CE credits may be utilized for DORA Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements for license renewal.
Chapter Info Sessions
The Chapter provides info sessions on the LSW/LCSW License Process, the Jurisprudence Exam, and on CPD Requirements. Free for members and $75 for non-members. All three titles are available by recording so you may watch on your own time, as often as you like, from your own computer. Sign up via the Services/Store page. (FYI, these titles cannot be used as CPD hours.)
Chapter Professional Education Trainings
These educational trainings are provided directly by the Chapter. They are open to all social workers and other mental health professionals, members and nonmembers. Earn Professional Development Hours to meet DORA license renewal requirements, CECs are provided. For details and to register click on the title.
PROVIDING CLINICAL SUPERVISION: Upcoming trainings beginning in August 2017. Details TBA.
Several NASW Chapters have established this Institute comprised of social work focused courses offered on-demand. The library of courses includes 125+ distinctive distance learning courses in more than 60 topic areas available in audio, text, and video formats. Affordable learning at your pace and on your terms!
Professional Education and Training Center
NASW and Assurance Services, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the PETC. This online educational platform for professionals in social work provides convenient 24 hour access to quality continuing education. Depending on your interests, it’s actually possible to take courses with fees that would be equal to your membership dues!
Earn CPD Hours by reading Journals produced by the NASW Press, which are among the most highly cited in the social services. See available Journals such as: Social Work, Children Schools, Health Social Work, Social Work Research, and Social Work Abstracts. For information on CPD requirements and the types of allowable activities go here.