30 hours of approved continuing education (CE) are required to renew, including:
- Two (2) hour course relating to prevention of medical errors
- Three (3) hour course in ethics and boundary issues
- Two (2) hours of CE on domestic violence must be completed every third biennial licensure renewal period. These two (2) hours shall be part of the 30 hours otherwise required for each biennial licensure renewal, and may be taken at anytime during the six years preceding the renewal for the biennial in which the credit is due.
Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5590); the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC #000279); the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#BAP346) and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported to CE Broker within one week of completion).
Florida-licensed social workers, MFTs and mental health counselors can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered @ https://www.pdresources.org/.
Anyone licensed in Florida for the first time on November 1, 2010 or after are exempt from obtaining renewal continuing education for the current biennium ending March 31, 2013.
Information obtained from the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling website on 12/12/2012: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/491/