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 ASWB, NBCC and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (Provider #RCST100501) to provide online CE courses to Ohio counselors, social workers & MFTs
Notes: 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: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapist (MFTs), Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), School Psychologists, and Teachers