Louisiana-licensed social workers have an annual license renewal with an August 31st deadline. Continuing education must be completed by June 30th of every year. Twenty (20) hours of continuing education are required to renew a license. Of the twenty hours, ten (10) must be clinical including diagnosis and treatment. Three (3) hours of social work ethics are required at every renewal. Ten (10) hours of home study (distance learning) are allowed is ASWB approved.
The purpose of continuing education is to assure the highest possible standards for the social work profession. All licensees are required as a licensing condition to participate in continuing education.
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).
Continuing Education Requirements
Louisiana-licensed social workers are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education in order to renew a license. Of the twenty hours, ten (10) must be clinical including diagnosis and treatment. Three hours of social work ethics are required at every renewal. Ten hours of home study (distance learning) are allowed is ASWB approved.
Louisiana psychologist licenses expire annually on July 31st.
Each psychologist is required to complete 30 hours of credit of continuing education within the biennial reporting period, with 2 of the 30 in ethics or forensics. [Odd licensees report on odd years, even licensees report in even years (i.e., License #3120 reports in 2012)].
The biennial reporting period is July 1st through June 30th (i.e., July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013).