California-licensed Social Workers, Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs) are required to renew their licenses every 2 years from the date of issue.
36 hours of continuing education are required to renew. Of those, 6 hours must pertain to law and ethics each renewal. The following courses are required for the first renewal only:
- 3 hour on aging/long-term care
- 7 hours on spousal/partner abuse
- 7 hours on HIV/AIDS
All 36 hours may be earned through electronic means (online courses) that are offered by a board-approved provider.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Approval #PCE1625). Over 100 online courses are available at: http://www.pdresources.org/Index.aspx