Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for a Clinical Social Worker.

Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on March 31, 2019

To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at info@floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov to request your reactivation requirements.

If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the Laws & Rules governing your practice for additional requirements.

The department will renew your license upon receipt of:

  • Completed renewal application
  • Required fees

At least 90 days before your license expires, the department will mail you a renewal notification postcard to your last known mailing address of record. You will have until midnight on the day your license expires to renew. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to become active or inactive before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

Renewal Instructions:
Please select the answer below that best applies to you for further instructions.

Have you registered for an account and linked your license in the MQA Online Services Portal since 2015?

No, I have not registered for an account

  1. Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the ‘Renew A License’ button.
  2. Select NO, review the Getting Started in MQA’s Online Services Portal instructions.
  3. If you have not created an account in the new MQA Online Services Portal, select REGISTER to complete New User Registration. You must register for a new account using a valid email address.
  4. Follow the prompts to create your new account.
  5. After you Sign In with your new user ID and password, you will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (4) items:
    1. Your License Number
    2. Your Social Security Number
    3. Your date of birth
    4. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your physical license)
  6. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  7. During renewals, a “Renew My License” section will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “Renew My License” section, please check back at a later time).

Yes, I have registered for an account and linked my license

  1. Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the ‘Renew A License’ button.
  2. Select YES and you will be taken to MQA Online Services.
  3. If you have already created an account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. During renewals, a “Renew My License” section will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “Renew My License” section, please check back at a later time).

Yes, I have registered for an account, but I have not linked my license

  1. Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the ‘Renew A License’ button.
  2. Select YES and you will be taken to MQA Online Services.
  3. If you have an account but have not linked your license to your account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. Once on your account, you must select Add My License or Previous Application to link your license. You will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need  You will need three (4) items:
    1. Your License Number
    2. Your Social Security Number
    3. Your date of birth
    4. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your physical license)
  5. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  6. During renewals, a “Renew My License” section will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “Renew My License” section, please check back at a later time).

Additional Information:
You may renew online if you have a credit or debit card to complete the transaction. Please note that you can now renew online, print a copy of your application summary and mail it with your cashier’s check or money order to:
Division of Medical Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 6320
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6320

Information for requesting a Name Change

Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please submit a request including your full name as it appears on your license, profession, license number, your new name, your date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number, and your signature. Attach supporting documents, which must be one of the following:

  • a copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
  • a divorce decree showing the name change
  • a court order showing the name change (Adoption, legal name change, federal identity change)

Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document. A social security card is not considered legal documentation.

Please Note: The last four digits of the SSN are requested as required by DOH Policy Number DOHP 385-LS05-12 Name Changes for Existing Licensees, which was established for security purposes due to past instances of fraudulent activity.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$120.00
Inactive to Inactive$55.00
Active to Inactive$55.00
Inactive to Active$170.00
Active to Retired$55.00
Inactive to Retired$55.00

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$225.00
Inactive to Inactive$160.00
Active to Inactive$265.00
Inactive to Active$380.00
Active to Retired$265.00
Inactive to Retired$265.00

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Active to Active$355.00
Inactive to Inactive$215.00
Active to Inactive$215.00
Inactive to Active$405.00
Active to Retired$290.00
Inactive to Retired$215.00

Licenses become Null & Void1 on April 1, 2019.

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

 

 

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 1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Required Subject AreaRequired Number of HoursImportant Information
General Hours25
Medical Errors2Must be taken from a Board approved Medical Errors provider. Approved courses are listed in CEBroker.
Ethics and Boundaries3
Laws and Rules3These hours are required every third biennium and are included in the 25 general hours.
Domestic Violence2These hours are required every third biennium and are included in the 25 general hours.
Qualified Supervisor Training4These hours are required every third biennium for Qualified Supervisors only and are included in the 25 general hours. NOTE: Not required for renewal until 03/31/2023
Total30 

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First Biennium Renewal:  Practitioners initially licensed and renewing a license for the first time are exempt from completing  continuing education

Qualified Supervisor Continuing Education (CE) Renewal Requirements

On November 7, 2016 the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling amended rule 64B4-6.001(5) regarding continuing education for qualified supervisors (Q.S.). A qualified supervisor who was deemed qualified on or before March 31, 2017 must complete 4 hours of supervisor training continuing education before March 31, 2023. This requirement will reoccur every third biennium. The current biennium is not included in the calculation.

Biennium 1 = April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019 [Not required, but if a Q.S. takes the course, it will reset their clock until third biennium.]

Biennium 2 = April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2021 [Not required, but if a Q.S. takes the course, it will reset their clock until third biennium.]

Biennium 3 = April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2023 [Required if the Q.S. did not take the course in one of the two previous cycles.]

A licensee deemed qualified between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2019 is required to complete the 4 hour course by March 31, 2025.

A licensee deemed qualified between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2021 is required to complete the 4 hour course by March 31, 2027.

CE Reporting Information →

Board Rule Approved Providers

  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC);
  • American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT);
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH);
  • National Association of Social Work (NASW);
  • American Psychological Association (APA);
  • Clinical Social Work Federation (CSWF);
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB);
  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP);
  • American Psychiatric Association;
  • International Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors (AMFC);
  • American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB);
  • American Counseling Association (ACA);
  • American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA);
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); and
  • Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB)

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium

  • 3 hours general credits for attending a Board meeting
  • Up to 10 hours for being a presenter or moderator
  • Up to 5 hours for being an instructor of a graduate level course

Helpful Information

  • There are no limit on the number of hours earned through home study courses
  • Sex Therapy or Hypnosis training covers all 25 general credits
  • A qualified supervisor deemed qualified date is the date in which the Board approved the Qualified Supervisor application.
  • A biennium is the two year period from April 1st of every odd year to March 31st of every odd year.

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View

Florida Statutes

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 491: 491, Clinical, Counseling, and Psychotherapy Services

Florida Administrative Codes

Rules: Chapter 64B4: Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling
Rules: Chapter 64B: Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Florida Administrative Code