MSW Licensure

This information is provided in good faith to applicants as of May 22, 2020.

The Social Work@Simmons Social Work program leads to a Master of Social Work degree. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program is designed to meet the eligibility requirements for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam and not an initial license. Licensure requirements, including levels of licensure vary by state, and students should contact their state licensing board to determine the state specific requirements for licensure, including any additional requirements beyond the scope of the program.

The table below provides a state by state breakdown of comparable licenses, including a determination of eligibility for licensure. This information provided is designed as a baseline determination of whether the program meets individual state specific requirements. Licensure requirements, the type of license to apply for, and appropriate pathway to pursue are subject to change and may differ based on individual student backgrounds, including coursework taken outside the scope of the program. Students should do their own due diligence and determine the appropriate pathway and license type for themselves.

Alabama

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Alabama - State Regulations

State Board: Alabama Board of Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Alaska

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master of Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Alaska - State Regulations

State Board: Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Arizona

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Arizona - State Regulations

State Board: Arizona Board of Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Arkansas

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Arkansas - State Regulations

State Board: Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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California

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: If program is outside of California, applicant must have 12 hours of California Law and Ethics

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: California - State Regulations

State Board: California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Colorado

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s):  Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's exam and state Jurisprudence exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Colorado - State Regulations

State Board: Colorado Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Connecticut

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Connecticut - State Regulations

State Board: Connecticut Department of Health

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Delaware

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Master's Social Worker (MSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Delaware - State Regulations

State Board: Delaware Board of Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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District of Columbia

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: District of Columbia - State Regulations

State Board: District of Columbia - Social Work Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Florida

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Does not have an initial graduate license

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Florida - State Regulations

State Board: Florida Social Work Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Eight-hour laws and rules course from board approved provider required before exam

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Georgia

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Georgia - State Regulations

State Board: Georgia Social Work Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Hawaii

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Hawaii - State Regulations

State Board: Hawaii Social Work Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Idaho

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Idaho - State Regulations

State Board: Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Illinois

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Illinois - State Regulations

State Board: Illinois Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Indiana

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Indiana - State Regulations

State Board: Indiana Social Work Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Iowa

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Iowa - State Regulations

State Board: Iowa Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Kansas

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Kansas - State Regulations

State Board: Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Kentucky

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Certified Social worker (CSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Kentucky - State Regulations

State Board: Kentucky Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Louisiana

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Louisiana - State Regulations

State Board: Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Maine

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Maine - State Regulations

State Board: Maine Board of Social Work Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Maryland

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Maryland - State Regulations

State Board: Maryland Board of Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Massachusetts

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Massachusetts - State Regulations

State Board: Massachusetts Board of Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Michigan

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Michigan - State Regulations

State Board: Michigan Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Minnesota

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Minnesota - State Regulations

State Board: Minnesota Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Mississippi

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Mississippi - State Regulations

State Board: Mississippi Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Missouri

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Missouri - State Regulations

State Board: Missouri Committee for Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Montana

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Social Work Licensure Candidate

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical Exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Montana - State Regulations

State Board: Montana Board of Behavioral Health

Federal Disclosure: No Determination Has Been Made

Additional Important Information: State requires supervised experience outside the scope of the program and does not have an initial license that graduates can immediately obtain

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Nebraska

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Provisional Certified Master Social Worker

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Nebraska - State Regulations

State Board: Nebraska Dept of Health and Human Services

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Nevada

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Nevada - State Regulations

State Board: Nevada Board of Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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New Hampshire

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: No entry level license available

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical Exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: New Hampshire - State Regulations

State Board: New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice

Federal Disclosure: No Determination Has Been Made

Additional Important Information: State requires a minimum of 3,000 supervised hours outside the scope of the program and does not have an initial license that graduates can immediately obtain

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New Jersey

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: New Jersey - State Regulations

State Board: New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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New Mexico

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: New Mexico - State Regulations

State Board: New Mexico Social Work Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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New York

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: New York - State Regulations

State Board: New York SW Licensing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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North Carolina

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: North Carolina - State Regulations

State Board: North Carolina Social Work Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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North Dakota

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: North Dakota - State Regulations

State Board: North Dakota Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Ohio

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Ohio - State Regulations

State Board: Ohio Social Work Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Oklahoma

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Oklahoma - State Regulations

State Board: Oklahoma Board of Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Oregon

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Oregon - State Regulations

State Board: Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Pennsylvania

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Pennsylvania - State Regulations

State Board: Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Rhode Island

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Rhode Island - State Regulations

State Board: Rhode Island Dept of Health

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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South Carolina

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: South Carolina - State Regulations

State Board: South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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South Dakota

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: South Dakota - State Regulations

State Board: South Dakota Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Tennessee

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Tennessee - State Regulations

State Board: Tennessee Board of Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Texas

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Texas - State Regulations

State Board: Texas Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Utah

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Utah - State Regulations

State Board: Utah Division of Profession Licensing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Vermont

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Vermont - State Regulations

State Board: Vermont Office of Professional Regulation

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Virginia

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Virginia - State Regulations

State Board: Virginia Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Washington

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: No entry level license available

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical Exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Washington - State Regulations

State Board: Washington State Dept of Health

Federal Disclosure: No Determination Has Been Made

Additional Important Information: State requires supervised experience outside the scope of the program and does not have an initial license that graduates can immediately obtain. Graduates must register as a candidate to begin accruing hours.

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West Virginia

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: West Virginia - State Regulations

State Board: West Virginia Social Work Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Wisconsin

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker (CAPSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Wisconsin - State Regulations

State Board: Wisconsin Dept of Professional Services

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Wyoming

What is Issued: License

Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (provisional) 

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level exam

Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)

Field Experience Requirements: CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Wyoming - State Regulations

State Board: Wyoming Health Professionals Licensing Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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