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Welcome to the NASW Georgia Chapter web site!
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Georgia Licensure Renewal

​(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.  

Please 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).

                                    Ethical Dilemma?

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:







Upcoming Workshops
   Wonder Woman: A Heroine Fighting for Social Justice, Love, Peace and Equality for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Woodruff Volunteer Center
100 Edgewood Avenue, 8th Floor, Atlanta, GA  30303
(Thursday, October 9)
 3 core continuing education hours

Join us at the

26th Annual
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.



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NASW Georgia Chapter
100 Edgewood Avenue NE, Suite 830
Atlanta, GA  30303
(404) 525-8047
(404) 525-8050 fax