Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers

Rule Rule 877-025-0006
Types of Continuing Education


To meet the requirements of this division of rules, continuing education must be one of the following:

(1)

A conference, seminar, book, journal article or workshop that:

(a)

Addresses subjects related to the regulated social worker’s work practice;

(b)

Is attended (or read as applicable) by the regulated social worker in person, on-line or through a web cast; and

(c)

Is provided or approved by a credentialing body recognized and approved by the board. The board recognizes and approves a credentialing body based on the following practices of the body:

(A)

The body uses an established process for determining which training to provide or approve.

(B)

The body uses an established process for determining who will present the training.

(C)

The body provides, with respect to the training, written materials that demonstrate the relevance of the training to the field of clinical social work.

(D)

The body establishes an appropriate number of continuing education credits for the training.

(E)

The body verifies the credentials of the presenters of the training.

(F)

The body uses an established system for the evaluation of presenters.

(G)

The body provides a certificate of completion to those who attend, based on actual attendance.

(2)

A conference, seminar, book, journal article, or workshop that:

(a)

Meets the following requirements:

(A)

Is related to the field of clinical social work or, in the case of a baccalaureate social worker or master’s social worker, the field of social work;

(B)

Addresses subjects related to the regulated social worker’s work practice;

(C)

Is not provided or approved by a credentialing body recognized and approved by the board; and

(D)

Is attended (or read as applicable) by the regulated social worker in person, on-line, or through a web cast.

(b)

Is approved by the Board based on the regulated social worker’s written application that:

(A)

Contains the following information:

(i)

Name or description of the event.

(ii)

Date of the event.

(iii)

Brief description of the training sufficient to show that the training meets the requirements of section (2)(a) of this rule.

(iv)

Name and credentials of each presenter.

(v)

Number of continuing education units requested.

(vi)

Copy of the certificate of completion.

(B)

Is received by the board not later than the time of the submission of the report required by OAR 877-025-0021 (Reporting Requirements) and not later than 45 days prior to the last day of the birth month of the regulated social worker.

(c)

No more than 10 hours of continuing education described in OAR 877-025-0006 (Types of Continuing Education)(2) may be credited in a report.

(3)

For Registered Baccalaureate Social Workers and Licensed Master’s Social Workers, an in-service, agency-sponsored program that otherwise meets the requirements of subsection (2) of this rule section. CE credit form such a qualifying in-service can be used for up to half the applicable CE hours required for renewal. (4) A course related to social work at an accredited college or university.

(4)

A training video or audio recording approved by a credentialing body recognized and approved by the board using the standards provided in section (1)(c) of this rule. Successful completion is demonstrated by award to the regulated social worker by the credentialing body.

(5)

Participation in a study group, subject to the following limitations:

(a)

The group must contain a minimum of five and a maximum of ten — mental health professionals who meet for a minimum of an hour on a scheduled basis to discuss topics directly related to the field of social work.

(b)

The focus of the group’s meeting must be a presentation or discussion of a book or article published by a professional body.

(c)

The topics of the group’s discussion must be directly related to established mental health care and relevant to good practice.

(d)

A maximum of two hours may be credited for a single group meeting.

(e)

Credit for participation in a study group must be approved by the board. To apply for approval, a regulated social worker must submit the names of the group members and discussion topics to the board.

(f)

For purposes of this section, mental health professionals is defined as those who:

(A)

Hold a current license or certification for mental health service delivery issued by the State of Oregon; or

(B)

Are certified under the authority of ORS 430.256 (Planning and administering alcohol and drug treatment programs) and 430.357 (Minimum standards) as Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors to provide alcohol and drug abuse prevention services, intervention services and treatment; or

(C)

Are employed by or contracting with an entity that is certified or licensed by the State of Oregon under ORS 430.610 (Legislative policy) to 430.695 (Treatment of certain receipts as offsets to state funds) to provide mental health treatment or addiction services, and authorized to use the designation of ‘Qualified Mental Health Professional ‘ or ‘Qualified Mental Health Associate’ under the rules of the State of Oregon.

(6)

Development and presentation of a conference, workshop, or seminar that would be countable for credit under section (1) or (2) of this rule.

(7)

A language course taken and completed with a passing grade at an accredited college, community college or university for the purpose of improving the regulated social worker’s capacity to serve clients with increased competency. No more than 25% of the continuing education credited in a report can originate from language credit as provided for in this subsection.
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