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ATLANTA, GA – Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds associate marriage and family therapists, associate professional counselors, clinical social workers, hair designers, marriage and family therapists, master social workers, and professional counselors to renew their licenses by September 30, 2016.

“By streamlining our processes and cutting red tape, Georgia’s professional workforce is now able to get their licenses renewed faster than ever before through our agency,” stated Secretary Kemp. “With the September 30 deadline right around the corner, I am encouraging licensees to renew their professional licenses as early as possible.”

To renew your professional license, visit the Professional Licensing Board’s website by September 30 to complete the online renewal process. Consult the office’s step-by-step instructions for assistance during online renewal. Once you have submitted payment information and verified renewal, you can print your payment receipt and professional license. Please submit continuing education documents if you have been selected for an audit. 

Individuals may also request a mailed renewal form to be sent to the address on file with the licensing board. Please call (478) 207-2440 to submit a request for a paper form.

If a license holder fails to renew their license by the September 30 deadline, a late fee will be imposed to bring the expired license into compliance. Importantly, Georgia law prohibits professional license holders from conducting unlicensed practice, which includes practicing with an expired license.

Visit our website today to check the licensure status of an individual or firm. If you require assistance with licensure renewal, please feel free to contact the Professional Licensing Boards Division by calling (478) 207-2440 or emailing office staff.

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders.  For more information about the office, visit our website at Follow Secretary Kemp for agency news on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.



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