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Renewing Your Illinois Social Work License

 Posted on October 16,2017 in Psychologist/ Social Worker License Defense

Illinois license attorneyBeing able to practice in the social work field takes much time and effort. Several years of talking undergraduate and graduate courses pay off in the end. Even though those years may have passed, and you’re efficiently practicing in your chosen field, you will always have to keep taking courses to stay up to date with legal requirements. It is important to keep learning about new social work laws and requirements for the license, to continue working effectively in this practice.

First Time Licensure and Renewal of the Social Work License

If this is your first time obtaining your social work license, you will not need to complete 30 continuing education units (CEU’s) for licensure. A CEU is one credit unit that equals 10 participating hours in an accredited program for licensed social workers. Also, if you are renewing your social work license for the first time, you are not required to complete 30 CEU’s, but you must apply through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to renew your license.

Continuing Education Requirements

The social work license will renew every two years. During this time, it is important to accumulate 30 continuing education units, with at least three of those hours in ethics and at least three more hours in cultural competency. A minimum of 50 percent of the total required CEU hours must be face-to-face or in-person classes or experience. Unfortunately, live-virtual workshops do not qualify for these listed requirements. It is also very important to keep records of all continuing education units on file for a minimum of five years, and all renewals must be submitted on or before November 30th per each two-year renewal. If any individual renews after that deadline, then there will be additional fees required, the person must submit completed CEU’s and may temporarily lose his or her social work license, which took so long to receive.

Contact a DuPage County License Defense Attorney

After many years of studying to be a social worker, receiving the license to practice will pay off in the end. At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc., we understand that you have worked hard for your license, and if you need license defense representation, or if you simply have any questions about the license renewal process, we are happy to assist you. To schedule your consultation, please call an experienced DuPage County license defense attorney at 630-310-1267 to get the assistance you deserve.



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