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School Social Worker (Pre K-12)

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School Social Worker (Pre K-12) 2017-12-22T10:27:28+00:00

“Instructional support providers” formerly referred to as related service or ancillary providers, shall mean anyone who provides services for a public school or state institution as an educational assistant, school counselor, school social worker, school nurse, speech-language pathologist, psychologist, physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapist, marriage and family therapist, occupational therapy assistant, recreational therapist, signed language interpreter, educational, alcohol and drug abuse counselor, substance abuse associate and other service providers who are employed to support the instructional program of a school district or charter school.

Initial License

  • $125 fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Initial application; and
  • Official sealed transcripts reflecting completion of a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; and
  • Copy of valid social work license issued by the NM Social Work Examiners Board.

Renewal License

  • $95 fee, cashier’s check or money order will be valid for a one year grace period for level 2 or 3 (from time of expiration). If the expiration date exceeds the grace period a $125.00 would apply; and
  • Application for NM Continuing Licensure; and
  • Superintendent’s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead); and
  • Copy of current valid social work license issued by the NM Social Work Examiners Board.
    • The earliest you can renew same level license is January of expiring year.
    • Please see below for renewal requirements for licensure level.

 

 


Note: Your application will be returned if:

  • The application is not completely filled out, lacking a signature/date; or
  • The money order is not completely filled out or signed. The Professional Licensure Bureau does not accept other forms of payment.

Note: Delay of application:

  • Your application is lacking supporting documents listed in the above check list.
  • If your license(s) has expired (and you do not have additional valid licenses on file), and your background was completed 24 months or more, you will need to complete a new background.

Note: NMPED Correspondence with Educators:

  • Consultants correspond by email; please check your spam/junk folder.


Renewal Requirements for Licensure Level

Level 2, school social worker

  1. valid level 1 school social work license; (complete 160 days on level 1); AND
  2. verification by the superintendent of the local school district or the governing authority of the private school or state institution that the social worker has satisfactorily demonstrated the entry level social work competencies approved by the PED; AND
  3. valid social work license issued by the New Mexico social work examiners board.

Level 3, independent school social worker

  1. master’s degree in social work from a regionally accredited college or university; AND
  2. valid level 2 school social work license; (complete 160 days on level 2); AND
  3. valid independent social worker license issued by the New Mexico board of social work examiners with specializations in clinical social work or school social work; AND
  4. evidence of a minimum of 875 hours of supervised experience in providing therapeutic services to children, including children with severe emotional disturbances and behavioral disorders, in the school setting; AND
  5. verification by the superintendent of the local school district or the governing authority of the private school or state institution that the social worker has satisfactorily demonstrated the independent social worker competencies approved by the PED.

NMPED LICENSURE TRANSCRIPTS INFORMATION

  •  Official Transcripts: Transcripts must be sealed and addressed to 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM  87501 OR E-scripts can be sent by the university(s) to the attention of NMPED at the following email address licensureunit@state.nm.us.

 

  • Official Foreign Transcripts Evaluations: Transcripts must be sealed and addressed to 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM  87501 (we only accept mailed foreign transcripts evaluation).

All foreign transcripts need to have a course-by-course evaluation completed. Click Here for a list of evaluators who are members of the Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services (NCAES). The Public Education Department does not require nor recommend NACES listed service members be used. There is no “official” organization or regulatory body for foreign credential interpretation or evaluation methodology in the US. It is based on commonly-developed and agreed standards of good practice.

 

ALL FEES SUBMITTED ARE NON-REFUNDABLE