§ 47.12a. Licensed social worker.

 (a)  To be issued a license to hold oneself out as a licensed social worker, 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 master’s degree in social work or social welfare from a school which was an accredited school on the date the degree was awarded or a doctoral degree in social work.

   (3)  Passed the examination required by §  47.11 (relating to licensure examination).

 (b)  Students who graduate from social work or social welfare master’s degree programs that are in candidacy for accreditation at the time of their graduation may apply for licensure when the program obtains accreditation.

 (c)  An applicant who is a graduate of a foreign school shall submit to the Board an evaluation of foreign credentials performed by the Council on Social Work Education, which assesses the foreign credentials to be the equivalent of the curriculum policy of an accredited graduate school during the same time period, to be considered as meeting the requirements of having earned a master’s degree in social work or social welfare from an accredited school.

 (d)  If an applicant has a graduate or an equivalent degree or certificate in social work or social welfare, which was granted prior to July 1, 1952, the Board will review the complete application individually.

Authority

   The provisions of this 47.12a issued under section 6(2) of the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (63 P. S. §  1906(2)); amended under section 6(2) of the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (63 P. S. §  1906(2)) and section 812.1 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  279.3(a)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  47.12a adopted March 1, 2002, effective March 2, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1197; amended January 25, 2008, effective January 26, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 484. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (294165) and (287441).



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