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The Power of Social Work
in the Peach State

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Licensure Testing and Assessment Rule 135-12-.02 Update:

The Governor signed the Testing and Assessments Rule 135-12-.02

which became effective on September 21, 2017





Before registering for a course to meet the new licensure rule (Board Rule 135-12 Testing and Assessments), which became effective on September 21, 2017:

NASW Georgia Chapter recommends that you review your transcript from the accredited MSW program which you attended. Please know that the course, depending on the school of social work which you attended, may be titled differently. If you believe the course which you took (although titled differently) meets the course requirement, we recommend that you contact the School of Social work you attended and ask if the course you took meets the criteria of a “psychopathology, DSM or other course with similar content.”  ONLY YOUR SCHOOL CAN MAKE THE DETERMINATION – NOT NASW Georgia Chapter.


NASW Georgia chapter also recommends that you keep your transcript documenting completion of the course in a safe and accessible place, in case you are ever audited by the Georgia Composite board (the Board) or requested by the Board to provide proof that you took the course.



NASW Georgia Chapter invites you to our

2018 Social Work Advocacy Day

Theme: Social Justice –

Lobbying 101 “An Interactive Social Work Advocacy Day”

Thursday, March 8, 2018

In response to requests for us to have more of a presence at the Capitol when we host the NASW-GA Social Work Advocacy Day, our venue for the 2018 NASW-GA Social Work Advocacy Day meeting will be the...

Georgia State Capitol

206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Please note that the program registration is limited to a maximum of 300 participants.

Cost: $15 per person, to cover event bag, pamphlets, buttons and dessert.

Registration for the 2018 NASW-GA Social Work Advocacy Day event

closes on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Register by credit card at



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Region Update

East Region:

*Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Location: Augusta-Richmond County Public Library

2nd Floor, Room C

Address: 823 Street, Augusta, GA  30901

Time: 10-11:30 AM


  • Meet and Greet with light refreshments
  • Plan and delegate NASW recruitment efforts for the East Region
  • Identify East Region speakers and complete the speak application for 2018
  • Discuss CE topics that would be helpful for presentation at our monthly meetings
  • Closing comments/suggestions




West Region Meeting/CE Event

Foster Children and Psychotropic Medication

Presenter: Joyce A. Johnson, LCSW

Saturday, December 9, 2017

10 AM - 12:30 PM (One Free Core CE Awarded)

Leesburg Library

245 Walnut Avenue South, Leesburg, GA  31763

Register by December 6, 2017 at 5 PM




Please note: Continuing education programs approved by NASW Georgia Chapter meet social work continuing education requirements of the Georgia Composite Board for social workers licensed in Georgia (see Chapter 135.9 Continuing Education,

Social workers and others licensed/certified in another professional discipline and/or state should check with their licensure/certification/regulatory entity to determine if the above program meets their continuing education needs




NASW Georgia Chapter
2300 Henderson Mill Road NE
Suite 125
Atlanta, GA  30345

(678) 691-2112
(678) 691-2068 fax