Things to do before you renew your license

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The Renewal Process

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Request a Waiver for Extension

Request a Waiver for Extension

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.

Cost of Renewal

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Licensees in private practice

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Felony 1st Degree Misdemeanor

If you have been convicted of a felony or first degree misdemeanor since your last renewal or since licensure you are required under law to report all misdemeanor and/or felony convictions (other than minor traffic violations). Failure to report any police record is falsification of an application and is grounds for denial of an application for renewal.

Military Deployment and renewal

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Inactive Escrow Status

The Inactive status is a non-practice status that allows licensees to renew their license without completing continuing education.  The inactive status is designed for licensees who are not currently working in their field and/or don’t plan to return to their field for the foreseeable future.

 Inactive escrow status means you stop using your professional credentials. You can no longer refer to yourself as or volunteer as a counselor, social worker or marriage & family therapist. You cannot sign off as a clinical or training supervisor, you cannot bill for services. 

Renewing into Inactive status requires no continuing education; however continuing education will be required to go from Inactive to Active status.

A licensee may renew into Inactive status only during the renewal period or after the renewal date, when the license has lapsed. Late fees will apply. If the license is currently Active, but the licensee is not practicing or out of State, etc. he or she must wait until the renewal period to renew to Inactive status.

To renew to Inactive Escrow status:

Go to elicense.ohio.gov

From your eLicense dashboard

Click:

Options

Special Request

License Inactivation

The Board will set your license to the Inactive Escrow Status (you will be notified by email so you may renew to inactive escrow. You must renew and pay a fee for your license type by the date specified and every 2 years thereafter. Late fees do apply if you renew inactive late.

Licensees with Inactive status may request to return to Active status at any time by reinstating their license. 

To return to Active status:

Go to elicense.ohio.gov

From your eLicense dashboard

Click:

Options

Reinstate

Complete the reinstatement request and be sure all 30 hours of continuing education* is complete and the certificates ready to upload into e-license under additional documentation.

*Continuing education hours need to be completed within the two-year period prior to restoration. Of the 30 hours, six hours will need to cover ethics. Licensees wishing to reinstate their supervision designation will also need to complete six hours of supervision as part of the 30 required hours.

For more information on Inactive Escrow Status

Go to the Board’s website http://cswmft.ohio.gov/

Top center of the home page click on: Renewal

Click on: Inactive Status

 

Proof of Renewal

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Contact the Renewal Coordinator