Change to Online Hours Allowed for Georgia Counselors, Social Workers & MFTs

The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists voted August 5, 2011 to adopt amendments to their rule regarding Continuing Education requirements. The primary change involved the number of online CE’s the Board will accept:

Change to Online Hours Allowed for Georgia Counselors, Social Workers & MFTs135-9-.01 Requirements. Amended
(4) A maximum of ten (10) hours of continuing education may be obtained online for each two-year renewal period. This rule change became effective on August 30, 2011

The Board also adopted on a policy during their August 5, 2011 Board meeting to accept all approved online CE hours obtained by a licensee between July 1, 2010 (NOT PREVIOUSLY USED TO SATISFY THE 2010 RENEWAL PERIOD) and September 30, 2011 for the upcoming September 2012 Renewal. This will apply ONLY for the 2012 renewal.

Simply put, this means:

  • Any CE Hours you have obtained between July 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011, if they meet the Board’s CE Hours provider requirements, will be accepted for the renewal of your license in 2012, even if all 35 CE Hours were online or a combination, just as in past years.
  • If you have not yet obtained any CE Hours for the 2012 renewal before September 30, 2011, then this new rule change applies to you: Only 10 CE Hours will be accepted from online (approved) sources.

Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #5590) and by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for Georgia Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs).