Ohio CSWMFT CE Changes


The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board made a number of rule changes that took effect on March 5, 2018.

Among the changes, a handful apply to the continuing education (CE) requirements of current licensees:

4757-9-01 Continuing education requirements for renewal of a marriage and family therapist or independent marriage and family therapist license:
Reduced required supervision CE from five to three hours per renewal

4757-9-03 Continuing education requirement for renewal of a certificate of registration as a social work assistant or a license as a social worker or an independent social worker: Corrected required CE to thirty hours, aligning the rule with the Revised Code. Removed a reference to renewal requirements for persons licensed with a related degree. Persons with related degrees are no longer eligible for a Social Work license.

4757-9-04 Clock hours for continuing professional education: Removed restriction on the number of online CE hours Counselors and MFTs can earn. (Meaning that all counselors, social workers and MFTs may now earn all of their CE credits online!)

4757-9-06 Sources of continuing professional education: Added volunteer service as a source of continuing education credit. The language mirrors the Board of Psychology proposed rule, which is based on input from the Ohio Association of Free Clinics.

4757-9-07 Documentation of continuing professional education required for renewal of a license or certificate of registration: Modified to require transcripts for non-credit/audited courses.

The Ohio CSWMFT Board has also partnered with CE Broker to simplify your license renewal process. Using CE Broker you can find courses, report completions, and track your compliance free of charge. When you report all of your completed requirements in CE Broker, you are eligible for exemption from continuing education audits.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements:

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT (CSWMFT) Board 
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: No limit (effective 3/5/2018)
License Expiration: DOI, every 2 years
National Accreditation Accepted: Professional Development Resources is approved by ASWBNBCC and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (Provider #RCST100501) to provide online CE courses to Ohio counselors, social workers & MFTs
3 hrs ethics required each renewal for all; 3 hours supervision required for those with the supervising counselor designation.
Date of Info: 3/26/2018

Ohio counselors, social workers, and MFTs can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered @pdresources.org.

Professional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. We are approved to sponsor continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board and Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Target Audience: PsychologistsCounselorsSocial WorkersMarriage & Family Therapist (MFTs)Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)Occupational Therapists (OTs)Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs)School Psychologists, and Teachers

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Renewal Information for Illinois OTs

License Renewal & CE Requirements for Illinois Occupational Therapists (OTs)

AOTA-Approved Provider of CEUs for Illinois OTs
Professional Development Resources is an AOTA approved provider of continuing education (#3159). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Over 100 online and home study continuing education courses for Illinois OTs are available @ http://www.pdresources.org/Courses/Occupational-Therapy/AllCourses/CourseID/1/
Occupational therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. They work with individuals who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling condition. Occupational therapists use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of their patients. The therapist helps clients not only to improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function. The goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Illinois Counselors – License Renewal Deadline & Requirements

License Renewal Deadline: March 31, 2011

This is a courtesy notice of Illinois Professional Counselors license renewal deadline and requirements.

  • License renewal deadline is March 31st of odd years
  • 30 hours of continuing education are required every 2 years for renewal
  • 15 hours are allowed from online and home study (“correspondence”) courses (must have posttest)
  • Courses offered by NBCC-approved providers are accepted by the Board
  • Beginning with the 3/31/07 renewal, all LCPCs must complete 18 hours of clinical supervision as a one time requirement

Licensure information obtained from the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation website on February 3, 2011.

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Professional Development Resources is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (Provider #5590). We adhere to NBCC guidelines. All courses require successful completion of an online posttest and course evaluation to earn a certificate of completion.



Wisconsin Social Work Continuing Education Requirements

Wisconsin-licensed Social Workers are required to obtain 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years for license renewal. The renewal period runs from March 1st to February 28th of odd years. A minimum of 20 hours must be in facilitated workshops, which must include 4 hours of Ethics and Boundaries. This includes workshops, in-service training, live teleconferences or web classes with an instructor and peer interaction.

Social Workers may earn up to 10 continuing education hours through self-study. Self-study includes audio programs and self-directed online classes. Ethics and Boundaries credits may not be earned through self-study classes. The Joint Board of Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Counseling & Social Work Examining accepts self-study courses offered by ASWB-ACE approved providers.

Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education for social workers by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program). Over 150 online and mail order home study CE courses available @ https://www.pdresources.org/Index.aspx.