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       $80.00                    $40.00

IMFT      $100.00                  $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

Avoid being Audited

Before renewing  your license upload your approved continuing education certificates into your FREE CE Broker account. 

To create your free CE Broker account: Click HERE https://www.cebroker.com/oh/account/basic 

You can upload your certificates into your CE Broker account using your smart phone:

  • After signing in to your free basic account go to iTunes or Google Play using your smart phone to download the CE Broker Mobile App. Once you’re signed into the app you’re able to take pictures of your certificates answer a few questions and upload your certificates (through the app).

https://www.cebroker.com/

From your CE Broker dashboard

Click: REPORT CE HOURS

Click: BEGIN after Pre-Approved Continuing Education (certificates and board approval notices submitted here)

For each of your certificates answer the following questions, upload each of your certificates separately and certify that the information is correct. When you have finished review your transcript. If you notice any certificates listed more than once or the amount of hours or date attended is wrong please go into your course history, click on the name of the course and delete the submission. You can then re-submit correctly. 

  1. Date completed
  2. Subject area: YOU MUST CHOOSE: ethics, continuing education and/or Supervision
  3. What is the name of the course that you completed?
  4. What is the name of the educational provider that offered the course?      
  5. What is the approval number on the certificate of completion? If submitting a course that received post approval, please enter "post approval".
  6. Please be prepared to attach your certificate of completion or letter of post-approval from the Board office.
  7. Upload certificate
  8. I hereby certify that the information I have submitted is true and correct.

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.

How can I remove Supervision Designation

Removal of the supervision designation from your license must be completed prior to renewal. If you renew your license with the supervision designation you must have completed the supervision hours prior to renewal. Renewing without the required hours completed is a violation of CSWMFT Board rules and may result in criminal and/or administrative sanctions.

Rule 4757-9-01(C) of the Administrative Code for marriage and family therapists;

Rule 4757-9-02(A) of the Administrative Code for professional counselors;

Rule 4757-9-03(D) of the Administrative Code for social workers

To remove the supervision designation:

Send an email to the Renewal Coordinator requesting your supervision designation be removed. The request to remove your supervision designation must be submitted & completed prior to the renewal of your license.

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