Inactive License: Emeritus
As stated in Minnesota Statutes, Section 148E.075, subdivision 1 (c), you may apply for an emeritus license if you are
retired and do not intend to resume social work practice in any setting in Minnesota.
- While holding an emeritus
license, you may not practice, attempt to practice, offer to practice, or
advertise or present yourself as authorized to practice social work in any
setting in Minnesota and must state that your license is inactive.
- The Board may grant a variance to the
requirements if a licensee on inactive status provides emergency social work services. A variance is granted only if the Board provides
the variance in writing to the licensee.
The Board may impose conditions or restrictions on the variance.
- The Board may take
disciplinary or corrective action against your license based on violations of
applicable law or regulations of the Board.
Application Process and
You may apply for emeritus
license as an alternative to applying for the renewal of a license or at any
time by completing the required application. It is most efficient and
economical to apply at the time of license renewal, because the full emeritus
license fee is assessed and you will not receive a refund of any unused portion
of a previously paid renewal fee. The one-time fee for emeritus licensure
at all levels of licensure is $43.20.
You may initiate a request to reactivate your license no later than
five years following the granting of an emeritus license by submitting a
written request to the Board. You will then be mailed the necessary forms
and information regarding your requirements.
For additional information on
reactivating your license, see Reactivation of License. If you have
additional questions, or need application materials, contact the Board via email