PLEASE REVIEW THE RULE/REGULATIONS FOR PROPOSED STATUTORY AND RULES CHANGES FOR THE 2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.
Renewal Season is upon us!!!! Remember that you may renew online by clicking the "Update/Renewal Button" on the homepage.
YOU MAY STILL RENEW THROUGH MARCH 31st, 2014. Couple of things to remember about renewing during the grace period:
1) There is a late fee charge of $50.00 when renewing January 1st - March 31st.
2) Your CE credits MUST have been obtained during calendar year 2013.
3) You will NOT be licensed beginning January 1st, through the date you renew during the grace period.
4) There is no renewal option after March 31st. If you do not renew by that date, your license will remain lapsed. You will need to submit a new application for approval by the Board, and you will be required to pass the appropriate licensure exam before another license can be issued.
Reminder, all new licensees (those who have a provisional license or exam ID number) who have taken and passed the licensing exam in Oklahoma will be exempt from the continuing education requirement for the calendar year the test was taken. Regardless of what month the exam was taken and passed, the licensee will still be required to renew the newly acquired license by December 31st, which will include paying the renewal fee.
Reminder, all transfer licensees approved prior to July 1st of the calendar year and those who are renewing an existing license are required to obtain sixteen (16) hours of continuing education in order to renew for the following calendar year. Eight (8) hours must be Category I (face to face), the other eight (8) may be Category II or III (Cat. II & III require the submission of a CE application), and three (3) of those sixteen (16) hours must include ethics training.
Reminder, all transfer (those who have transferred their license to Oklahoma from another jurisdiction) licensees approved after July 1st of the calendar year are required to obtain eight (8) hours of continuing education in order to renew for the following calendar year. All eight (8) hours must be Category I (face to face) and three (3) of those eight (8) hours must include ethics training. Beginning the following calendar year, you will observe the instructions on the wallet card (required to acquire 16 hours of CE credit, eight (8) of which must be Category I, the other eight (8) may be Category II or III (Cat. II & III require the submission of a CE application), and three (3) of those sixteen (16) hours must include ethics training.
Reminder for those who hold dual licensure: The total number of CE credit required for those who have dual licensure has been reduced to 22 from 32. What this means is that you will acquire 16 hours of CE credit for what you consider to be your primary license and an additional 6 hours for the second license. 675:15-1-3. Any individual holding more than one license is required to obtain 6 additional hours of Category I continuing education for each additional license. Dual licensees should seek continuing education credits that reflect the nature of the licensure and scope of their practices. All licensees must receive a total of 3 hours of ethics training as defined by the Board. For individuals who have more than one license, ethics training can be obtained for either specialty.
Our board accepts varying methods of continuing education. The sponsor may be approved by our board (see www.ok.gov/socialworkers for a full listing), by the ASWB ACE Provider program (www.aswb.org), by the National Chapter of the NASW (www.socialworkers.org), or any NASW State Chapter.