4757.29 Certificate of registration as social work assistant.

(A) The social workers professional standards committee of the counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board shall issue a certificate of registration as a social work assistant to each applicant who submits a properly completed application, pays the fee established under section 4757.31 of the Revised Code, is of good moral character, and holds from an accredited educational institution an associate degree in social service technology or a bachelor's degree that is equivalent to an associate degree in social service technology or a related bachelor's or higher degree that is approved by the committee.

(B) On and after March 18, 1997, a counselor assistant certificate of registration issued under former section 4757.08 of the Revised Code shall be considered a certificate of registration as a social work assistant. The holder of the certificate is subject to the supervision requirements specified in section 4757.26 of the Revised Code, the continuing education requirements specified in section 4757.33 of the Revised Code, and regulation by the social workers professional standards committee. On the first renewal occurring after March 18, 1997, the committee shall issue a certificate of registration as a social work assistant to each former counselor assistant who qualifies for renewal.

(C) The social workers professional standards committee shall issue a certificate of registration as a social work assistant to any person who, on or before March 18, 1998, meets the requirements for a certificate of registration as a counselor assistant pursuant to division (A)(3) of former section 4757.08 of the Revised Code, submits a properly completed application, pays the fee established under section 4757.31 of the Revised Code, and is of good moral character.

Effective Date: 2002 HB374 04-07-2003