Status Changes must be submitted on a Paper renewal form. Inactive Status- You may not practice clinically, or represent your self as an active Social Worker. If you would like to maintain the title Social Worker, you must present yourself as an Inactive Clinical Social Worker, or Inactive Clinical Social work Associate. You are still responsible for Timely Renewals on your renewal date. To qualify for Semi Retired Status, or Reduced Requirements, you must have been under the authority of a licensing agency for 20 years with no disciplinary action within the last 15 years. This is an active license, practicing no more than 500 hours a year. Volunteer hours are included in these 500 hours.