If a training is posted on our website, registration is still
open. If a training session is no longer
posted on our website, it is either full or has been canceled or
postponed. E-mail or call for more
details if a workshop is no longer posted on our website.
Currently, all of our programs are taking place online via Zoom. If you register online, you may receive an
automatic message about your order being shipped to you. This is just automatic kick-back wording
because our online store is set up as if it is selling "products" to
be shipped when ordered. You will not be
shipped anything and when you register online, you are signing up for an
If you have credit on file, contact Stephanie directly by phone at
248-933-2673 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to transfer your
credit. Do not use the online system to
register because it will require payment information.
Need space? If you are looking
to run groups, hold staff/group events, present programs...contact Stephanie by
phone at 248-933-2673 or e-mail at email@example.com to learn more
about options at our Southfield location!
Winter is officially here! This
means snow, ice, cold, school cancellations, accidents, road closures &
slow, less-safe driving conditions. We try really hard to avoid canceling trainings due to inclement
weather because many are counting on the CE hours. Please do not assume a training has been
canceled/will be cancelled because of bad weather. You will hear directly from Stephanie if there is a cancellation
(e-mail first, then by phone). If you
have questions or concerns regarding your participation in a training that you
have registered for, please let me know & we can address your questions or
concerns as issues arise. No matter what - safety comes first, so please keep in mind your local
& travel weather conditions, allow for extra time if needed and be safe out
For CE and Licensing Information, please contact LARA at 517-335-0918 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read these important Updates and links regarding Social Work license renewals, continuing education and more! Thank you Duane Breijak from the NASW-Michigan and Robin Simpson from the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for the following information! - Stephanie
Continuing Education Rule Suspension and Licensure Renewals
The following notice was sent on April 3, 2020 from the Department of Licensing and
Regulatory Affairs (LARA) in response to Governor Whitmer’s executive action impacting social workers licensure renewal and continuing education.
Social workers should still attempt to complete the required continuing education requirements if possible. The executive order is aimed to assist those who absolutely cannot complete their CEs by the April 30th deadline. It is advised that social workers document any cancelled courses/workshops that they had registered for in case they are audited.
NOTICE: Social Worker Renewal Under Executive Order 2020-30
Dear Licensed Social Worker:
On March 30, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-30 (EO 2020-30), which in part, temporarily suspended the continuing education requirement for renewal of a social worker license. The temporary suspension is effective immediately and continues until the end of the declared emergency. As a result, social workers with licenses expiring on April 30, 2020, who have not yet renewed their license will be considered as having met the continuing education requirement for renewal under EO 2020-30, if they renew the license while the EO remains effective. Licensees do not need to request approval or submit documentation to the department if renewing in this way. However, please know if the declared emergency ends prior to the end of the renewal period, licensees will need to meet the current continuing education requirements found in the administrative rules for social workers.
As a reminder, the Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has transitioned to online renewal for all of its licensing programs. This was done to provide efficiencies and improve customer service.
Below are important dates to remember:
1. April 30, 2020 – Licensed Social Workers who have not renewed by this date will expire.
2. May 01, 2020 to June 29, 2020 – 60 day grace period deadline for renewal, where licensed Social Workers may renew their license past the expiration date but will have to pay an additional late fee of $20.
Since we have moved to online renewals, please consider the following:
2. If you have a name change provide in writing your previous name and new name prior to renewing online and send to:
b. BPL-LARA, Licensing Division
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
To review other requirements for renewing your license, please visit our website at www.michigan.gov/bpl. Should you have specific questions regarding this email communication or have further questions please contact our office by email at BPLHelp@michigan.gov.
Bureau of Professional Licensing
On December 22, 2016, R 338.2963 was promulgated stating one half of the required continuing education contact hours must be completed in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format. Since the rules were promulgated mid-license cycle, enforcement of the new continuing education requirements will begin with those renewing in 2020. Prior to 2020, only one hour in pain is required and a maximum of ten (10) hours can be earned in online programs.