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2010-09-10

Bemidji State University to host social work licensure workshop

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sept. 10, 2010) — Social workers looking to obtain licenses to practice in the State of Minnesota can attend a licensure workshop presented by the Bemidji State University social work program on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

The workshop will be conducted by Sheryl McNair, assistant director of the Minnesota Board of Social Work, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Bemidji Public Library; 509 America Ave. NW. The workshop is intended for social workers who already hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees in social work.

The workshop will cover all rules and criteria for Minnesota social work licensure, and also address new rules scheduled to take effect in 2011 related to continuing education and supervision requirements. McNair will also address some common points of confusion surrounding the use of a social work degree for employment with and without the title of “social worker.”

Professional service providers who work in the state of Minnesota under a job title including the phrases “social work” or “social worker” or do similar work while holding a degree in social work are required to hold state licenses under the 1987 Minnesota Social Work Practice Act.

The workshop is being offered free of charge; participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. The social work program will provide beverages.

For more information on the workshop, contact Mary Ann Reitmeir, associate professor of social work at Bemidji State University, at (218) 755-2835; or Sheryl McNair, assistant director of the Minnesota Board of Social Work, at (612) 617-2109 or sheryl.mcnair@state.mn.us.

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Sept. 22 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Bemidji State University social work program workshop for persons with bachelor’s or master’s degrees in social work seeking licensure to practice in the State of Minnesota. Location: Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW, Bemidji. Registration: free. Information: Mary Ann Reitmeir, associate professor of social work, Bemidji State University, (218) 755-2835; or Sheryl McNair, assistant director of the Minnesota Board of Social Work, (612) 617-2109, sheryl.mcnair@state.mn.us.


About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit bemidjistate.edu. Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.