Act 74 Webcast

The Act 74 site will no longer be monitored after December 28, 2020. 

We have developed a new site to register for the Act 74 Continuing Education (CE) credits. You will be able to pay, watch the video, take the quiz and evaluation, and print your certificate for APA and LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT credits. 

Please go to UPMC – Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, create an account if you have to, and search for
Act 74 – Suicide Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment Attendance Verification Form and Payment”. Contact Doreen Barkowitz at if you require any assistance.

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. 

A copy of the PowerPoint presentation is available here.  

Please note: 

  • License renewals:
    • LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT license-February 28 (every odd-numbered year, such as 2021, 2023, 2025, etc.)
    • Psychologists-November 30 (every odd-numbered year, such as 2021, 2023, 2025, etc.)

Please contact Doreen Barkowitz if you have any difficulties.