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Is It Time To Renew Your Social Work License?

Tuesday, April 2, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Duane Breijak
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Each year on April 30th, thousands of Michigan social workers renew their professional licenses. Here’s a few reminders if you are reaching your renewal date.

  • Fully licensed social workers must have completed the required 45 hours of continuing education (5 ethics and 2 pain management) before renewing their license.
    • NASW’s recently launched CE Tracker can assist practitioners with compiling all of your required documents in the case one is audited. For more information or to get signed up visit
  • All limited licensed social workers renewing in 2019 will need to have complete the human trafficking training requirement.
    • All fully licensed social workers will need to complete this requirement starting with those that renew in 2020
    • Click here to read more about the human trafficking training requirements

Some other reminders from the Bureau of Professional Licensing:

  •  You may renew your license online at
  •  If you have a name change, provide in writing your previous name and new name prior to renewing online and send to: 

To review other requirements for renewing your license, please visit the Bureau of Professional Licensing website at you have further questions please contact our office at 517-241-0199 or email to



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