Chapter Awards Deadline
Friday, September 12, 2014
Help Celebrate the Profession of Social Work
Georgia Chapter members can
nominate Georgia Chapter member colleagues
for the following Chapter Awards:
Social Worker of the Year
David Levine Excellence in Ethics and Education Award
Frankie V. Adams Lifetime Achievement Award
Details on criteria for each award
and online nomination form
available at http://www.naswga.org/?page=108
Licensure Renewal Update:
(Please note: This is general information from the Secretary of State's web site)
Secure & Verifiable Documents
As you prepare to renew your license please remember that in 2011, Georgia law was amended to enact the "Secure and Verifiable Identity Document Act." This Act requires applicants for licensure or renewal to submit an Affidavit of Citizenship and a secure and verifiable document regarding the individual's United State's citizenship status. Many licensees have questioned whether or not they would be required to submit the secure and verifiable documentation: The answer is "yes." All applicants for renewal - no matter how long you have been licensed - must submit these documents regarding their citizenship status.
Affidavit of Citizenship
The Professional Licensing Boards Division would like to make you aware of new license renewal requirements enacted by the Georgia General Assembly. In order to begin the renewal process, you will need to submit your renewal application online as you have done in the past. Georgia law now requires all applicants for licensure, and all those applying for renewal of an existing license, to submit an Affidavit of Citizenship and secure and verifiable documentation with their application. Examples of secure and verifiable documents include a driver’s license, U.S. passport or green card. A list of the approved Secure and Verifiable Documents may be found on the Professional Licensing Boards Division’s website found here: Secure and Verifiable Document Link.
Note: Continuing education hours for this licensure cycle must be
obtained during the period of October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2014.
However, if you are licensed as a LMSW or LCSW in the state of Georgia, we
recommend that you complete your continuing education hours and renew prior to
the licensure renewal deadline of September 30, 2014 (this will give you
time to submit the necessary information in case you are randomly selected for
audit). You are limited to a maximum of 10 online continuing
education hours (this includes both approved and independent study).
All ethics hours obtained on or after January 10, 2014 must be received in
person (online ethics continuing education hours that meet the Composite
Board-Social Work approval guidelines and were completed prior to January 10,
2014 will be accepted for this licensure cycle renewal period only).
The NASW Code of Ethics offers a set of values, principles and standards to guide decision-making and everyday professional conduct for all social workers and social work students. Members facing an ethical dilemma may consult with the national NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review:
FROM A CLIENT LAWSUIT?
Join us at the
NASW Georgia Chapter Conference
All People Matter
and begin earning CE hours for the next licensure cycle Preconference Workshops: Thursday, October 23
up to 6 continuing education hours available Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
up to 20 continuing education hours available
Registration links available on the Community Calendar
Atlanta Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Center Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345
Book your hotel reservation by October 3 to receive the
NASW-GA Conference Rate (based on availability of rooms)
The Power of Joy in Overcoming Burnout
Woodruff Volunteer Center
100 Edgewood Avenue, 8th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303
(Friday, August 15)
4 core continuing education hours
Ethics CE Rule Change
Effective January 10, 2014, the Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists voted that Ethics continuing education hours can no longer be obtained online. All ethics hours must now be obtained in person.