2020 RENEWAL CYCLE INFORMATION
The State Committee for Social Workers voted that for ONLY the 2020 renewal cycle, the 15-hour limit of correspondence courses have been waived. All licensees will still be required to do the required hours of continuing professional education, but these hours can be any combination of live programs, webinars and correspondence courses and other approved methods. Other hourly limits for credits for publications, etc. remain in place. Do not forget that you are now required to complete 2 hours in suicide along with your required 3 hours in ethics.
Free CE Opportunity
The committee is offering 2 hours of CE for those interested in taking a jurisprudence exam. The exam will be available beginning July 15, 2009. Click here to take advantage of this free CE opportunity.
You may view the Rules & Statutes on the web at https://pr.mo.gov/socialworkers-rules-statutes.asp.
HB1719 passed this last legislative session and the bill includes language requiring all health care professionals to complete two hours of suicide prevention training as a condition of the initial licensure and subsequent renewals. The bill has been signed by the Governor and will go into effect on August 28, 2018. Starting September 30, 2018, the State Committee for Social Workers will require evidence of this training to be included with the initial application for licensure and, beginning with the 2019 renewal period, necessary for license renewal.