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Chapter 173

< > Effective - 12 Jul 2012, see footnote    bottom

  173.1400.  Verification issued, when — form, information. — 1.  The state of Missouri hereby authorizes accredited Missouri colleges or universities to issue on behalf of the state a document of school social work program verification and acknowledgment of completion to any individual who has obtained a degree in social work from an accredited college or university and who:

  (1)  Holds a credential in school social work issued by a nationally recognized credentialing organization in social work; or

  (2)  Demonstrates competency in school social work by successful passage of a school social worker examination approved by the state committee for social workers established in section 337.622 and administered by the accredited college or university.

  2.  The department of higher education and workforce development shall develop a form, available * to Missouri colleges and universities upon request, containing the following information:

  (1)  The words "State of Missouri";

  (2)  The seal of the state of Missouri;

  (3)  A place for inclusion of the name of the issuing accredited Missouri college or university awarding the document;

  (4)  A statement of the criteria outlined in subsection 1 of this section;

  (5)  A place for inclusion of the name of the individual who has applied for the school social work program verification and acknowledgment of completion;

  (6)  A place for inclusion of the date of issuance;

  (7)  A place for the signatures of the** college or university official and an official from the state department of higher education; and

  (8)  A footnote stating:  "No person shall hold himself or herself out to be a social worker unless such person has met the requirements of section 337.604, RSMo.".

  3.  The accredited Missouri colleges or universities may issue a document on the state's behalf to any person making application as a credentialed school social worker provided such person*** meets the qualifications contained in this section.


(L. 2012 H.B. 1563 merged with S.B. 563)

Effective 7-05-12 (S.B. 563); 7-12-12 (H.B. 1563)

*Words "upon request" appear here in original rolls of S.B. 563, 2012.

**Word "a" appears in original rolls of S.B. 563, 2012.

***Words "he or she" appear in original rolls of H.B. 1563, 2012.

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