Documentation of having completed all required continuing education requirements; and
A certification on a form provided by the board that the person while in lapsed status has not engaged in the practice of clinical social work nor used any title, words, or abbreviations, including the title of “social worker,” that indicates the person has an authorization to practice regulated social work.
A license or certificate that has lapsed and is not renewed pursuant to subsection of this rule by the end of one year following the renewal date plus any extended time period granted by the board pursuant to subsection (6) of this rule is expired.
A person whose license or certificate has expired may apply to the board to receive a new license or certificate.
To be eligible for a new license, an applicant whose license has expired:
May be subject to requirements of the board, determined on an individual basis, to work under a plan of practice and supervision designed to take into account the experience of the applicant, recent practice of the applicant, and other factors that pertain to the applicant;
May be subject to requirements of the board, determined on an individual basis, to complete continuing education in specified topics; and
The board may in the board’s sole discretion extend the time period that a license or certificate may be in lapsed status upon written request showing good cause based on exceptional circumstances.
For the purposes of subsection (6) of this rule: “good cause” means situations that are beyond the reasonable control of the licensee or certificate holder and “exceptional circumstances” means unforeseen circumstances that are of a very serious nature including, for example, the serious illness of the licensee or certificate holder. “Good cause” for purposes of subsection (6) of this rule does not include situations where the action, delay, or failure to act by the licensee or certificate holder arises from mistake, neglect, reliance on a statement of board staff, lack of knowledge or understanding of the board’s statutes or rules, noncompliance with the board’s statutes or rules, or any circumstance that is within the reasonable control of the licensee or certificate holder.
A person with a lapsed or expired license may not practice clinical social work nor use any title, words or abbreviations, including the title “social worker,” that indicate that the person has an authorization to practice regulated social work .