North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 90B Social Worker Certification and Licensure Act

  • § 90B-1   Short title
    This Chapter shall be known as the "Social Worker Certification and Licensure Act." (1983, c. 495, s. 1; 1999‑313, s. 1.)
  • § 90B-2   Purpose
    Since the profession of social work significantly affects the lives of the people of this State, it is the purpose of this Chapter to protect...
  • § 90B-3   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Chapter: (1) Board. The North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. (2) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. A person...
  • § 90B-4   Prohibitions
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, it is unlawful for any person who is not certified as a social worker, master social worker,...
  • § 90B-5   North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board; appointments; terms; composition
    (a) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Chapter, there is hereby created the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board...
  • § 90B-6   Functions and duties of the Board
    (a) The Board shall administer and enforce the provisions of this Chapter. (b) The Board shall elect from its membership, a chairperson, a vice‑chairperson, and...
  • § 90B-6.1   Board general provisions
    The Board shall be subject to the administrative provisions of Chapter 93B of the General Statutes. (1983, c. 495, s. 1.)
  • § 90B-6.2   Fees
    (a) The Board shall establish fees not exceeding the following amounts: (1) All initial applications $200.00 (2) Examination Cost plus an amount not to exceed...
  • § 90B-7   Titles and qualifications for certificates and licenses
    (a) Each person desiring to obtain a certificate or license from the Board shall make application to the Board upon such forms and in such...
  • § 90B-8   Persons from other jurisdictions
    (a) The Board may grant a certificate or license without examination or by special examination to any person who, at the time of application, is...
  • § 90B-9   Renewal of certificates and licenses
    (a) All certificates and licenses shall be effective upon date of issuance by the Board, and shall be renewed on or before the second June...
  • § 90B-10   Exemption from certain requirements
    (a) Applicants who were engaged in the practice of social work before January 1, 1984, shall be exempt from the academic qualifications required by this...
  • § 90B-11   Disciplinary procedures
    (a) The Board may, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 150B of the General Statutes, deny, suspend, or revoke an application, certificate, or license...
  • § 90B-12   Violation a misdemeanor
    Any person violating any provision of this Chapter is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. (1983, c. 495, s. 1; 1993, c. 539, s. 654;...
  • § 90B-13   Injunction
    As an additional remedy, the Board may proceed in a superior court to enjoin and restrain any person from violating the prohibitions of this Chapter....
  • § 90B-14   Third-party reimbursements
    Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to authorize or require direct third‑party reimbursement to persons certified under this Chapter. (1991, c. 732, s. 6.)
  • § 90B-15   License or certificate to be displayed
    A person licensed or certified under this Chapter shall conspicuously display the license or certificate issued by the Board at the licensee's or certificate holder's...