§ 47.12b. Provisional license as a social worker.
(a) To be issued a license to hold oneself out as a social worker with a provisional license, an applicant shall provide proof satisfactory to the Board, that the applicant has met the following conditions:
(1) Satisfied the general requirements for licensure of § 47.12 (relating to qualifications for licensure).
(2) Received a bachelors degree in social work from a school of social work or social welfare accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and has 3 years full time cumulative experience, under the supervision of a social worker who has graduated with a masters degree in social work or social welfare from a school which was an accredited school on the date the degree was awarded or who possesses a doctoral degree in social work.
(3) Offered proof of current enrollment in a masters degree program at a school of social work or social welfare accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
(4) Passed the provisional license examination requirement set forth in § 47.11 (relating to licensure examination).
(b) A provisional licensee while working as a social worker with a current provisional license, shall associate himself with a licensed social worker or other social worker who qualifies under the act and this chapter. The provisional licensee shall be under the supervision and direction of the licensed social worker or other social worker who qualifies under section 7(b)(2) of the act (63 P. S. § 1907(b)(2)).
(c) An applicant may not be issued more than three provisional licenses. A provisional license has a 2-year duration.
(d) If a provisional licensee discontinues his education to obtain a masters degree in social work or social welfare from an accredited school, the provisional licensee shall notify the Board in writing of the licensees discontinuance and return to the Board any provisional license.
The provisions of this 47.12b issued under section 6(2) of the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (63 P. S. § 1906(2)).
The provisions of this § 47.12b adopted March 1, 2002, effective March 2, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1197.
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