Act 74 - Attendance Verification Form and Payment 2019


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 now available. In order to obtain this one credit, please read all the information below carefully and follow these directions:


  • Scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on "register".
  • The continuing education credit will cost $10, to be paid by credit card.
  • Consider "complete" as "continue".
  • You may have to set up an account if you've never used this system before. Just complete your basic demographics (not the insurance part).
  • Please answer all questions regarding your license.
  • Pay for your continuing education credits.


Please make a note of the information below. You'll need to access the three links to complete the Act 74 process:


  • The first link is for the video.
  • The second link will be for your test that must result in a score of 80% or better.
  • The third link will be for the survey that you need to complete.

Additional Information (please read):

  • Please add your name to the quiz and survey when prompted. This will be proof that you've completed them. Once we note that you've passed the test and completed the survey, you'll receive your certificate in four to six weeks***
  • 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. Please exit out of the page/site and return to When you pass, please click on ‘done’ at the bottom of the page, and then exit out of the page/site. 
  • 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.
  • A copy of the PowerPoint presentation is available here.

*** 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. Certificates for November and December 2018 have already been sent out (12/26/18).
Please complete this training prior to Feb. 16, 2019, and you will receive your certificate in time for your license renewal. Training completed after Feb. 16, 2019 will be processed as time permits. We can't guarantee that you'll receive your certificate by Feb. 28, 2019.

Please keep your certificates in a safe place. Replacement certificates cost $30.


Please go to to view the one hour video.

Please go to  to take the test (required). The passing score is 80%.If you score below 80%, you can retake the test.

Please go to to complete the survey (required)

When all four requirements are met (payment, video, test, survey), you can expect your certificate in four to six weeks. 

Questions? Please contact Doreen Barkowitz at [email protected]

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