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Rule 4757-19-06 | Requirements for social work applicants wishing to obtain a temporary social work license.


(A) Applicants who wish to obtain a temporary license shall submit a completed licensure application, as provided by the board.

(B) The temporary application shall be submitted with the required fee per paragraph (D) of rule 4757-1-05 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The applications shall be reviewed by the board, to determine whether the applicant appears to have the appropriate degrees and/or experience to meet the requirements for the actual license they seek.

(D) If the board determines the applicant appears to meet the requirements for the license, for which they are applying, a temporary license will be issued to applicant. This temporary license will allow the applicant to work legally in Ohio during the period which it is in effect.

(E) The applicant shall have passed the examination for the license which they seek prior to the issuance of the temporary license.

(F) A temporary license may be issued by the board for a period not to exceed ninety days to an otherwise qualified applicant for licensure as a social worker who has completed the educational requirements for licensure but is awaiting the actual awarding of the degree. A temporary license may be renewed one time for a period not to exceed ninety days. To qualify for the temporary license the applicant shall submit with the application a letter from the academic institution which will be awarding the qualifying degree indicating:

(1) That they have met all the academic requirements for the degree, and

(2) When the degree will be/was conferred.

(G) A temporary license is valid from the date of issuance until the earliest of one of the following:

(1) The date the applicant's license is issued under section 4757.27 or 4757.28 of the Revised Code;

(2) Ninety days after the temporary license has been issued;

(3) The date the applicant withdraws their application for licensure;

Last updated March 21, 2022 at 8:37 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4757.10, 4757.27, 4757.28
Amplifies: 4757.27, 4757.28
Five Year Review Date: 7/3/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/1988 (Emer.), 12/18/1988, 7/3/1997, 9/20/2007, 7/1/2016, 9/3/2018