(a) Any person certified or licensed and desiring to retire temporarily from the practice
of social work shall send written notice thereof to the Board. Upon receipt of such notice, his or her certificate or license shall be placed on
nonpracticing status. During a period of nonpracticing status, the certificate or license holder shall
not be subject to payment of renewal fees and shall not be subject to continuing education
requirements corresponding to his or her credential. Social workers whose certificate or license has been placed on nonpracticing status
shall not refer to themselves as certified or licensed by the Board and shall not
engage in social work practice that requires an active certificate or license under
(b) In order to reactivate a certificate or license that has been placed on nonpracticing
status, a person shall apply to the Board by making a written request for reactivation. Upon payment of the renewal fee as provided in G.S. 90-6.2, and upon receipt of documentation to the satisfaction of the Board that continuing
education requirements for the certification or licensure are complete, the Board
shall reactivate the certificate or license of an applicant who is otherwise qualified
under this Chapter.
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