By Gina Ulery
The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE) regulates the profession of Social Work in Texas.
Texas-licensed Social Workers are required to renew their licenses every two years, on the last day of their birth month. Thirty (30) hours of continuing education must be earned during the 24 months before renewal and must include a minimum of 6 clock-hours of continuing education in professional ethics and social work values.
Continuing education (CE) is required for renewal to encourage social workers to work toward keeping their knowledge and skills up-to-date in order to serve their clients.
What type of continuing education will count for renewal?
Participating in institutes, seminars, workshops, conferences, independent study programs or college academic or continuing education courses that are related to and or enhance the practice of social work and are offered through approved providers. The program announcement should indicate whether it is approved for social work.
Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of online social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678). Texas Social Workers may earn all 30 hours for renewal through online courses available @ www.pdresources.org.
Texas Board of Social Work Examiners
View the Board Website or Email the Board
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: No limit (independent study)
License Expiration: Last day of birthmonth, every 2 years
Accreditation Accepted: Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).
Notes: 6 hours in professional ethics & social work values required each renewal
Date of Info: 4/9/2015