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A notice of change of name must be accompanied by a certified copy of a marriage certificate, court order or other legal document.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/135-6-.03" name="135-6-.03" title="135-6-.03">Rule 135-6-.03 Biennial Renewal Cycle</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All licenses shall expire on September 30 of even numbered years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewal notices are only sent as an accommodation. The responsibility of license renewal remains with the license holder.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant for renewal shall submit to the Board, on or before September 30 of even numbered years: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.03(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A completed application for renewal; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.03(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The biennial renewal fee (See Fee Schedule); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.03(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification of having satisfied the continuing education requirement, as set forth in Rule <a title="135-9-.01" href="135-9-.01">135-9-.01</a>, during the preceding two year period, beginning October 1 of even numbered years.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications for renewal of licenses submitted between October 1 of the renewal year and December 31 of same even numbered year s will be considered late and will be required to pay a late renewal penalty fee (See Fee Schedule). Failure to renew a license by the end of the established late renewal penalty period, which is December 31 of the renewal year, shall have the same effect as a revocation and reinstatement of the revoked license shall be in the discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unless the license is renewed on or before September 30 of even numbered years, continued practice after such date shall constitute unlawful practice and is grounds for discipline.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/135-6-.04" name="135-6-.04" title="135-6-.04">Rule 135-6-.04 Revocation of Expired Licenses and Reinstatement of Expired Licenses</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to renew a license by the end of the established late renewal penalty period, December 31 of even numbered years, shall have the same effect as a revocation of said license and reinstatement of the license shall be in the discretion of the Board. If an application for reinstatement is submitted to the Board within five (5) years of the expiration date of the license, the Board shall require documentation of thirty five (35) hours of continuing education activities for <B>EACH </B>renewal cycle missed, a minimum of thirty five (35) of which must have been completed within two years of the date the reinstatement application is received by the Board, and payment of a late renewal penalty fee as set by the Board (See Fee Schedule). At its discretion, the Board may require additional information.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an application for reinstatement is submitted to the Board more than five (5) years after the expiration of a license, an applicant must provide the following with their application: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.04(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A completed application for reinstatement, the required fee and documentation of thirty five (35) hours of continuing education activities that were completed within two years of the date the reinstatement application is received. In addition, the applicant must (re)take and pass the required licensing examination. <B>However</B>, the (re)taking of the exam is not required if an applicant for reinstatement is currently, and has continuously been, licensed and practicing in another state/jurisdiction whose licensure requirements meet or exceed the current Georgia licensure requirements. All other provisions apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.04(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to meet the requirements listed above (2), the applicant may use any qualifying education, experience and supervision, including any which were applied toward his/her previous application for licensure.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Associate level licenses (Associate Professional Counselor and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist) that lapse for failure to renew by the end of the established late renewal penalty period may be reinstated only once, and reinstatement is at the discretion of the Board. All other provisions apply.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/135-6-.05" name="135-6-.05" title="135-6-.05">Rule 135-6-.05 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/135-6-.06" name="135-6-.06" title="135-6-.06">Rule 135-6-.06 Inactive Status</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inactive licensure status is not available for Associate Professional Counselors or Associate Marriage and Family Therapist licensees.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A licensee who does not intend to practice in Georgia and who therefore does not intend to practice or to use the title Professional Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist may apply to convert an active license to inactive status. An individual who holds an inactive license will not be required to renew their license or to satisfy the biennial renewal requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A license may remain inactive for no more than five (5) years from the date the status is converted to inactive by the administrative staff. If a licensee has not applied to reactivate their license before the five (5) year deadline, the license will be revoked for failure to reactivate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A person who holds an active license may apply for inactive status in the following manner: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit a completed, signed, notarized "Request for Inactive Status" application to the Board. There is no fee to apply for inactive status;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit the license pocket card with the application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A person who holds an inactive license may apply to reactivate their license within five (5) years or less from date active status was converted to inactive status by the administrative staff in the following manner: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit an Application for Reactivation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit the reactivation fee (see fee schedule); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit evidence that the licensee has obtained thirty five (35) hours of continuing education pursuant to Board rule 135-9 within two (2) years of the date of the application for reactivation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of the application, the fee and continuing education documents, and upon approval by the Board, the license will be reactivated.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="135-6-.06(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After five (5) years of inactive status, an Application for <B>Reinstatement </B>must be filed pursuant to Board rule <a title="135-6-.04" href="135-6-.04">135-6-.04</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/135-6-.01" name="135-6-.01" title="135-6-.01">Rule 135-6-.01 Display of Licenses</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/135-6-.02" name="135-6-.02" title="135-6-.02">Rule 135-6-.02 Change of Name or Address</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/135-6-.03" name="135-6-.03" title="135-6-.03">Rule 135-6-.03 Biennial Renewal Cycle</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/135-6-.04" name="135-6-.04" title="135-6-.04">Rule 135-6-.04 Revocation of Expired Licenses and Reinstatement of Expired Licenses</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/135-6-.05" name="135-6-.05" title="135-6-.05">Rule 135-6-.05 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/135-6-.06" name="135-6-.06" title="135-6-.06">Rule 135-6-.06 Inactive Status</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>