Dee J Cohen

Florida Social License Renewal Approaches

Press Release   •   Feb 05, 2011 05:37 EST

Boca Raton, FL – February 5, 2011 - The day is fast approaching for social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists in the state of Florida to have their licenses renewed. This is a requirement in the state of Florida, and renewals must be postmarked or submitted online by March 31st, 2011.

According to Dee Cohen, LCSW, "Busy social workers can easily forget to take the thirty ceu credits that are due by March 31st and required for license renewal." The specific requirements for license renewal can be found at naswfl.org and we encourage all social workers to take the time to sit down, and properly look these over. Out of the thirty credits required, three of them must be a course on ethics and boundary issues, two continuing education credits will be on medical error prevention and another two will need to cover domestic violence issues. All thirty credits can be taken online or through homestudy courses but they must an approved provider and should list their number next to the course offering for verification.

It’s also important to remember the potential penalties that might be leveled if you were to attempt to act as an unlicensed social worker. Keep your certificates and proof of course completion in a safe place in the event of an audit.

Finally for more detailed articles and information on mental health issues, social work programs and msw continuing education courses you can visit www.socialworkprograms.org. This website has some of the latest and most in-depth information about the mental health field, and is an excellent way to stay abreast of new developments. Articles are also provided on social worker job options, scholarships for school and working with clients.

For more information visit: http://www.socialworkprograms.org

Address:
1355 W Palmetto Park Rd
Boca Raton
Florida 33486
phone number : 9545678442
e-mail: dee@outside-the-box.net