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BSWE SANCTIONING GUIDELINES POST CEU AUDIT

How does one go about making a complaint against a licensed Social Worker?

Licensees who either have not responded to the Board regarding their Continuing Education Units (CEU) Audit or have not provided all required documentation are referred to the Disciplinary Case Review Committee (DCRC) for review and recommendations to the Board. Board Liaison will present each case to the Board and depending on the discussion and vote, the following sanctions apply:

Licensees Who Failed to Respond to CEU Audit Request

Failure to respond to Board’s requests within designated time frame:

  • LCSWs and LCSW-Cs will receive a Pre-Charge Consent Order with Public Reprimand, Automatic Pre-renewal Audit next licensing renewal cycle, and $2,500 fine


  • LGSWs will receive a Pre-Charge Consent Order with Public Reprimand, Automatic Pre-renewal Audit next licensing renewal cycle, and $1,875 fine


  • LBSWs will receive a Pre-Charge Consent Order with Public Reprimand, Automatic Pre-renewal Audit next licensing renewal cycle, and $1,250 fine

Licensees Who Responded After Deadline

  • Licensees who responded after the deadline and submitted valid documentation of completion of 40 CEUs, will receive a Letter of Education.

Licensees Who Responded But Failed the CEU Audit

Depending on the extent of audit failure, the following sanctions will be applied:

  • Licensees whose documentation is short by 1-3 Category I CEUs or lack Ethics, will receive a Letter of Admonishment and will Automatically be Audited next licensing renewal cycle


  • Licensees whose documentation is short by more than 3 Category I CEUs, will receive a Pre-Charge Consent Order with Public Reprimand and fines, and will Automatically be Audited next licensing renewal cycle.


  • LCSWs and LCSW-Cs will be fined $1000, LGSWs will be fined $750, LBSWs will be fined $500.


  • Licensees who met the Category I requirement but are short any number in Category II CEUs, will receive a Letter of Admonishment and will Automatically be Audited next licensing renewal cycle

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Approved by Board of Social Work Examiners September 2013