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Lic. Rules/Law

                                  Licensure Rules/Law

New Georgia Licensure Continuing Education Requirements:

5 ethics hours (ethics hours must be obtained in person or Synchronous format)
15 core hours
15 related or core hours
total = 35 hours per 2-year licensure cycle


General link to GA Licensure Board:

Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists | Georgia Secretary of State (

Licensure Board Rules:
Counseling Board Rules | Georgia Secretary of State (

Requirements for licensure:

Continuing Education Information is addressed in Chapter 135-9-.01 of the Rules:




Testing & Assessments:


Tele-Mental Health Information (adopted September 2015; effective October 7, 2015) information is addressed in Chapter 135-11-.01:

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW): 135-5-.03 of the Rules: of the Rules:


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW):  135-50.04 of the Rules:

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