MESSAGE FROM LABSWE
Proclamation No. 170 JBE 2021 issued September 6th addresses renewal and is in effect until September 24th unless extended by the governor. Section 2, No. 4 suspends 2714(C) which reads,
If any person fails to renew his or her license, certificate, or registration by August thirty-first, such license, certificate, or registration shall lapse. Failure to fulfill these requirements shall cause the license, certificate, or registration to lapse, and any application for renewal will be declined until the continuing education requirements have been met. If a social worker fails to complete the continuing education requirements by June thirtieth of each year, at the licensed, certified registered level, he may not practice social work. Renewal of a license, certificate, or registration which has lapsed for three months or less may be effected upon submission to the board of a renewal application accompanied by such renewal fee as is required by the board. Renewal of a license, certificate, or registration which has lapsed for a period in excess of three months but less than six months may be effected upon submission to the board of a renewal application accompanied by a fee which shall be twice the amount of the normal renewal fee specified by the board. If a license, certificate, or registration is allowed to lapse for six months or longer, the applicant for the license, certificate, or registration shall be considered a new applicant subject to appropriate provisions of this Chapter.
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If you are in a position that you need your license to be active on 09/01/2021 because you face termination or discharge from your place of employment, you may request an expedited review of your application by taking the following steps:
1) Send an email to email@example.com.
2) Type “Expedited Request” in the subject line.
3) Identify the nature of your request and identify why it is important for your renewal application to expedited.
4) Attach a verification from your employer.
Following these steps is the only way your expedited request may be honored.