Act 74 for Psychologists and Social Workers 

Act 74 of 2016 was signed by Governor Wolf on July 8, 2016. Act 74 of 2016 requires licensees of the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to complete 1 hour of continuing education (CE) in the assessment, treatment and management of suicide risks as a portion of the total continuing education required for license renewal. 

If the word "suicide"  is contained in the title of a suicide prevention course/program taken through an approved provider, the CE earned can be used towards satisfying the suicide prevention CE requirement. If the course/program pertains to suicide prevention and the title of the course/program does not contain the word "suicide", the approved provider of the course/program must indicate on the certification of attendance/completion the number of hours suicide prevention continuing education earned. 

The continuing education credit mandated to satisfy the Act 74 requirement is available. Please see the instructions below. 


  • Please go to to pay for your continuing education credit, and obtain links to watch the one hour video, complete the test, and take survey in order to receive your continuing education certificate.

  • You may need to set up an account if you've never registered for a class in this system. Payment is via a credit card. Use "complete" as "continue". Please answer all the questions. You do not have to answer the questions about your health insurance.
  • If you pay for your certificate successfully, you will receive a receipt. Please add your name to the survey and quiz (and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher) in order to be given credit. If you haven't scored at least 80%, you can retake the quiz.  You will not receive a confirmation after completing the quiz or survey.
  • A copy of the PowerPoint presentation is available here.  

Please note: Processing Act 74 certificates can take four to six weeks, although we try to work on them at the end or the very beginning of the month.

Please keep your certificates in a safe place.

Replacement certificates cost $30.

License renewal for psychologists is November 30, 2019.

Please contact Doreen Barkowitz at if you have any difficulties.