Renewal Information

The Renewal Process

The renewal process is simple, just click Renew Your License in the section to the left. You may check the status of your license by clicking the Online license verification in the section to the left. 

License renewal notifications are emailed to the email address on file 90, 60, 30 days prior to your renewal date. Your license is eligible for renewal once you receive notice, your license must be renewed on or before the expiration date or a late fee will be added. If your license is not renewed within two years of the expiration date it will expire permanently. 

License renewal fees:          Late renewal fees:

 

LPCC     $100.00                   $40.00 

LPC        $80.00                   $40.00

 

LISW      $100.00                   $40.00

LSW       $80.00                   $40.00

SWA       $60.00                   $20.00

 

MFT       $100.00                   $40.00

IMFT      $80.00                   $40.00

 




 

 

License renewal fees:          Late renewal fees:

 

LPCC     $75.00                   $40.00 

LPC        $60.00                   $40.00

 

LISW      $75.00                   $40.00

LSW       $60.00                   $40.00

SWA       $40.00                   $20.00

 

MFT       $75.00                   $40.00

IMFT      $60.00                   $40.00

 

 

License renewal fees:          Late renewal fees:

 

LPCC     $75.00                   $40.00 

LPC        $60.00                   $40.00

 

LISW      $75.00                   $40.00

LSW       $60.00                   $40.00

SWA       $40.00                   $20.00

 

MFT       $75.00                   $40.00

IMFT      $60.00                   $40.00

 

License renewal fees:          Late renewal fees:

 

LPCC     $75.00                   $40.00 

LPC        $60.00                   $40.00

 

LISW      $75.00                   $40.00

LSW       $60.00                   $40.00

SWA       $40.00                   $20.00

 

MFT       $75.00                   $40.00

IMFT      $60.00                   $40.00

Cost of Renewal ~ Late Fees

  • You may renew any time prior to midnight on your expiration date. Renewals submitted after the expiration date will be charged a $40.00 late fee. Social Work Assistants (SWA) late fee $20.00.

Cost of Renewal: Licensees have until midnight of their renewal date to renew their license.
SWA: Cost of Renewal $60 ~ Late fee: $20
LSW, LPC & MFT: Cost of Renewal $80 ~ Late fee $40
LPCC, LISW & IMFT: Cost of Renewal $100 ~ Late fee $ 40 

User ID and Password

 

  • The Board has transitioned to the new system - eLicense. All licensees should have received an e-mail with registration information. Registration can be completed at elicense.ohio.gov.  The system uses your e-mail address as the user id. The password is created by the licensee. Please note: the same username and password enables access to the eLicense portal for many licenses. 
  • You may renew any time prior to midnight on your expiration date. Renewals submitted after the expiration date will be charged a $40.00 late fee. (SWA late fee $20.00)
  • Please contact the Board if you have not received an e-mail reminder notice 90 days prior to your license renewal date. 
  • Continuing education must be completed prior to renewing your license. The CE requirement includes a 3 hour ethics requirement for all licensees and 3 hours of supervision training for licensees granted the supervisory designation.
  • All OCSWMFT licensees are required to renew every two years on the date of issuance. For example if you were licensed October 10, 1986 your first renewal date would have been October 10, 1988. 

 

Continuing education information

  • Continuing education information is not submitted with your renewal application and fee. Continuing education information is only submitted to the board if you are audited after renewing your license. If you are chosen for audit you will have 30 days to submit proof of your completed continuing education. We currently audit 30 -50% of all renewals submitted. Click the continuing education link under the Renewal Information tab for detailed continuing education information.

Extension/Waiver Request.

Extension/Waiver Request. From time to time there are circumstance that interfere with how we operate in our professional lives. Licensees may request a extension/waiver for the renewal of their license for extenuating circumstances.  These request must be made in writing and documented, medical issues require a medical statement from your physician. Request should be submitted to the Renewal Coordinator prior to your renewal date.

Military Deployment and renewal

Military Deployment and renewal. If a licensee or their spouse is Military (active or reserve) special consideration is given. Contact the Renewal Coordinator to discuss your options. Detailed information is listed under the Quick Links see Military Licensing.

Licensees in private practice

For those  in private practice the  renewal application will ask  you  to list the name of the person responsible for the maintenance and security of your clients records. 

 

4757.13 Prominent display of license.


(A) Each individual who engages in the practice of professional counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy shall prominently display, in a conspicuous place in the office or place where a major portion of the individual's practice is conducted, and in such a manner as to be easily seen and read, the license granted to the individual by the state counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board.
 

(B) A license holder engaged in a private individual practice, partnership, or group practice shall prominently display the license holder's fee schedule in the office or place where a major portion of the license holder's practice is conducted. The bottom of the first page of the fee schedule shall include the following statement, which shall be followed by the name, address, and telephone number of the board:

 

"This information is required by the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, which regulates the practices of professional counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy in this state."

Contact the Renewal Coordinator