The Board of Social Work - General Rules have not been revised since the licensure process was first implemented in 2005. Early in 2016, public testimony was given on proposed rule changes, leading to alterations and additions to some of the rules that govern all licensed social workers in Michigan. These new changes will impact all social workers, starting with those that renewed or gained a license in 2016.
NASW has compiled and developed resources to help social workers better understand the changes. The new rules conform to statutory requirements, alter social work continuing education and training requirements, expand continuing education opportunities, and clarify requirements for obtaining a master’s social worker license with either a macro or clinical designation, amongst other changes. Please find the resources below: