The Master of Social Work leads to a professional license to practice. On this page you will find licensure information for all states and whether the Master of Social Work program curriculum meets educational requirements in the state where you are located. We strive to have licensure information up to date, and the licensure information provided is updated before each enrollment period. However, state educational requirements are subject to change and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information. Tulane University recommends that you consult with the appropriate licensing agency or board in the state where you seek to obtain licensure prior to enrolling in the program. Listed below you will find the Social Work Boards contact information for each state.

Licensure Information By State

State Agency

Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners

Contact Information

Phone: 334-242-5860
P. O. Box 301620
Montgomery, AL 36130-1620

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

Degree from a CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Master Social Worker License

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • The applicant would have to pass the appropriate level of the Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Independent Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination.
    • At least two years of post-master’s or doctorate experience legally practicing social work.
    • License at the Master level.

State Agency

Alaskan Board of Social Work Examiners

Contact Information

Telephone: (907) 465-2551
Email: SocialWorkExaminers@Alaska.Gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

Degree from a CSWE accredited school OR from the University of Alaska.

*Program meets requirement*

Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • The applicant would have to pass the appropriate level of the Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination.
    • Two years of continuous full-time employment in postgraduate clinical social work OR 3,000 hours of less than full-time employment in a period of not less than two years.

State Agency

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Contact Information

1740 West Adams Street, #3600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Main Number: 602-542-1882
Fax Number: 602-364-0890
information@azbbhe.us

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • Regionally Accredited Institution.
  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Master Social Worker License

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • The applicant would have to pass the appropriate level of the Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Clinical Social Worker License

  • The program meets the educational requirements. However, the applicant must also meet post degree requirements to qualify for this license:
    • 3200 hours of post-master’s degree experience.
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination.
    • Meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

State Agency

Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board

Contact Information

Social Work Licensing Board
P.O. Box 251965
Little Rock, AR 72225

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • The applicant would have to pass the appropriate level of the Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Certified Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination
    • Two years (4,000 hours) post-master’s LCSW supervised social work experience (clinical or non-clinical).

State Agency

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Phone: (916) 574-7830
1625 N Market Blvd S-200, Sacramento, CA 95834

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets this requirement*

Associate Clinical Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • The applicant would have to pass the appropriate level of the Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination
    • Pass CA Law and Ethics Exam
    • 3,000 total supervised hours, over 104 weeks (minimum).
    • These courses are required if not yet taken:

The following courses may be taken from a regionally accredited school, a school approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), an approved continuing education (CE) providers, or a governmental entity:

  • Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting - 7hrs
  • Human Sexuality -10hrs
  • Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Dependency - 15hrs
  • Spousal/Partner Abuse Assessment, Detection and Intervention - 15hrs
  • Aging, Long Term Care, and Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse - 10hrs
  • California Law and Professional Ethics - 18hrs

State Agency

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Contact Information

Phone: 303-894-7855
Department of Regulatory Agencies
1560 Broadway, Suite 110
Denver, CO 80202

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • The applicant would have to pass the appropriate level of the Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Pass the Colorado Mental Health Professions
    • Jurisprudence Examination.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Completion and documentation of 3,360 hours of experience.

State Agency

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Contact Information

Phone: (860) 509-7603
Email: dph.counselorsteam@ct.gov
410 Capitol Ave., MS#12APP
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Master Level Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • The applicant would have to pass the appropriate level of the Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination.
    • Successfully complete three thousand (3000) hours of post-master’s social work experience.

State Agency

DC Health

Contact Information

Phone: (202) 442-5955
899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Email: doh@dc.gov

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • The applicant would have to pass the appropriate level of the Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Independent Social Worker(LISW)

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3,000 Hours Post Masters/Doctoral.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3,000 Hours Post Masters/Doctoral.

State Agency

Division of Professional Regulation

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 744-4500
Cannon Building 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203 Dover, Delaware 19904-2467

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3,200 hours of post-degree supervised clinical social work experience.

State Agency

Department of Health Board of Mental Health Professions

Contact Information

Phone: (850) 245-4292
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school.

*Program meets requirement*

Certified Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
    • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Complete 3 semester hours of graduate level coursework in the following content areas: (1) agency administration and supervision; (2) program planning and evaluation; (3) staff development; (4) research; (5) community organization; (6) community services; (7) social planning and (8) human services advocacy
    • Complete 1 year of experience in the field of social work.
    • Complete 3 years of experience in the field of social work, 2 years of which must have been at the post-master’s level.

*You may not provide clinical services with this license. This is an administrative license.

Clinical Social Worker

  • Board will evaluate the applicant’s transcripts to determine if the program meets educational requirements. Contact the Board for more information.
  • Complete 24 semester hours or 32 quarter hours in theory of human behavior and practice methods as courses in clinically oriented services.
  • Pass the Association of Social Work Boards Examination.
  • Two (2) years of post-master’s supervised experience under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker.

State Agency

Georgia Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists

Contact Information

Phone: 844.753.7825
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3000 hours post social work master’s degree supervised experience acquired over a period of no less than 36 months or more than 108 months.

State Agency

Professional and Vocational Licensing

Contact Information

Phone: (808) 586-2704
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Email: social_worker@dcca.hawaii.gov

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board
    • Successfully complete at least 3000 hours of post-graduate supervised clinical social work experience in an agency setting.

State Agency

Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners

Contact Information

Phone: (208) 334-3233
Email: ibol@ibol.idaho.gov
700 West State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board

*Master level social workers who do not hold clinical licensure may provide psychotherapy only under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Complete a minimum of three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised social work experience.

State Agency

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Contact Information

Phone: 1 (888) 473-4858
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Complete a minimum of three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised social work experience.

State Agency

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Contact Information

Phone: (317) 232-2980
402 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Complete supervised work hours. Contact Board for more information.

State Agency

Board of Social Work

Contact Information

Phone: (515) 281-7689
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Independent Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Complete supervised work hours. Contact Board for more information.
    • 4,000 hours of social work practice.

State Agency

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Contact Information

Phone: 785-296-3240
700 SW Harrison St, Suite 420
Topeka, KS 66603

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 4000 hours of post-graduate supervised clinical work in a clinical setting with supervisor’s attestation.

State Agency

Kentucky Board of Social Work

Contact Information

Phone: 502-564-2350
125 Holmes Street, Suite 310
Frankfort, KY 40601

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Certified Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Complete supervised work hours.

State Agency

Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners

Contact Information

Phone: (225) 756-3470
Email: socialwork@labswe.org
18550 Highland Road, Suite B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Registered Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 5760 hours of post graduate social work practice.

Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 5760 hours of post graduate social work practice.

State Agency

State Board of Social Work Licensure

Contact Information

Phone: 207-624-8603
Department of Professional & Financial Regulation
Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
35 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0035

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Master Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • A masters or doctoral degree in social work or social welfare from an accredited educational institution in a clinical concentration and shall have subsequently completed 2 years of social work experience with 96 hours of consultation in a clinical setting.
    • A masters or doctoral degree in social work in a nonclinical concentration from an accredited educational institution and shall have subsequently completed 4 years of social work experience with 192 hours of consultation in a clinical setting.

State Agency

Maryland Department of Health

Contact Information

Phone: 410-764-4788
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Certified Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 2 years as a licensee with supervised experience of at least 3,000 hours.

Licensed Social Worker - Clinical

  • Program may meet educational requirements. Contact Board for more information.
  • *Students must enroll in a clinical placement in or to qualify for this license and have to complete 12 academic credits in a clinical.
  • 2 years as a licensee with supervised experience of at least 3,000 hours, of which 1,500 hours are in face–to–face client contact.

State Agency

Board of Registration of Social Workers

Contact Information

Phone: (617) 727-3073
1000 Washington Street
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • License to practice as LCSW issued by the Board OR equivalent from another state.
    • 3500 hours of clinical social work services since the LCSW license.

State Agency

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Contact Information

Phone: 517-335-9700
Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa
Lansing, MI 48909

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
  • 4,000 hours of post-degree supervised work experience.

Macro or clinical designation

  • additional 2,000 hours (one year) of post-degree social work experience.

State Agency

Minnesota Board of Social Work

Contact Information

Phone: (612)-617- 2100 2829 University Avenue SE Suite #340 Minneapolis, MM 55414

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Independent Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 4,000 hrs post degree experience.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 360 clock hours in specific courses. Contact Board for more information.
    • Experience 4,000 hours

State Agency

Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Contact Information

Phone:(601) 987-6806
Email: Info@swmft.ms.gov
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue
1st floor, Suite 761
Jackson, MS 39213

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • LMSW Licensed required
    • Fulfill required experience of at least 1000hrs of direct client contact.

State Agency

Missouri Division Professional Registration

Contact Information

3605 Missouri Boulevard
573.751.0885 Telephone
lcsw@pr.mo.gov
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
573.751.0885 Telephone

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3000hrs of supervised experience.

Licensed Advanced Macro Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3000 hrs of supervised experience.

*Contact Board for additional details about licensure.

State Agency

Board of Behavioral Health

Contact Information

Phone: (406) 444-5696
Email: AUDIT@MT.GOV
301 S. Park Avenue, 4th Floor
Helena, MT 59620

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Candidate

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:

  • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
  • 3,000 hours post-graduate supervised work experience.

State Agency

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Contact Information

Phone: (402) 471-2117
301 Centennial Mall South
14th and M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68509

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Certified Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • 3,000 hours of experience in the practice of social work.

State Agency

State of Nevada Board of Examiners Social Workers

Contact Information

Phone: (775) 688-2555
Email: slowery@besw.nv.gov
4600 Kietzke Lane, #C121
Reno, NV 89502

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Post-Grad internship.

Licensed Independent Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board
    • Post-Grad internship. Contact the Board for details.

State Agency

New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice

Contact Information

Phone: (603) 271-2152
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Clinical Social Worker License

The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:

Course work for a graduate degree in social work shall be primarily related to clinical social work in content as evidenced by at least 5 of the following areas of study contact board for more details.

1) Theories of personality development, ego psychology, object relations, human behavior and social environment;

2) Methods of casework or clinical interventions, social work practice, and direct practice;

3)Theories of cross-cultural development, and race relations

(4) Marriage and family dynamics, family systems, and therapy with children;

(5) Group behavior and dynamics;

(6)Theories of psychopathology, adaptive, and maladaptive functioning;

(7) Chemical dependency and substance abuse;

(8) Research methods, including policy practice evaluation; and

(9) Internship in a clinical setting, and field placement.

*Students must enroll in a clinical placement to qualify for this license.

State Agency

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Contact Information

Phone: (973)504-6200
124 Halsey St,
Newark, NJ 07102

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program may meet the educational requirements provided that the required coursework is taken. The applicant must also meet post-degree requirements to qualify for this license:
    • 3,000 hours of practice under direct supervision.
    • 12 semester hours of graduate level course work in methods of clinical social work practice, exclusive of field placement. The credits may be in any of the following areas of study:
    • (1) Human behavior and the social environment
    • (2) Diagnosis and assessment in social work practice;
    • (3) Models of psychotherapy or clinical practice (for example, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive therapies, task-centered, psychosocial, crisis intervention approaches, etc.);
    • (4) Clinical supervision and consultation; and/or
    • (5) Intervention with special populations;

State Agency

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department

Contact Information

Phone: (505) 476-4622
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Proof of successfully passing the Jurisprudence Examination.
    • Proof of completion of the required course in New Mexico Cultures for initial licensing.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Proof of 3600 hours of supervision from a board approved supervisor.
    • Proof of successfully passing the Jurisprudence Examination.
    • Proof of completion of the required course in New Mexico Cultures for initial licensing.

Licensed Independent Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3,600 hours of professional Social Work practice

*Same additional course requirements as first two licenses.

State Agency

New York State Office of the Professions

Contact Information

Phone: 518-474-3817
Email: swbd@nysed.gov
Office of the Professions, Registration Unit, State Education Building - 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12234

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet the requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Education Equivalency: For education to be determined substantially equivalent, the applicant must present satisfactory evidence of having received a masters degree, or its equivalent, in social work through completion of a satisfactory graduate program in social work which includes two years of full-time study (at least 60 semester hours, or the equivalent), of graduate study. No more than half of the total semester hours for the program may be advanced standing credit granted for social work study at the baccalaureate level. The graduate program must include curricular content in the following areas:
    • social work values and ethics;
    • diversity, social justice, and at-risk populations;
    • human behavior in the social environment;
    • social welfare policy and service delivery systems;
    • foundation and advanced social work practice;
    • social work practice evaluation and research; and
    • a field practicum of at least 900 clock hours in social work integrated with the prescribed curricular content.
    • complete coursework or training in the identification and reporting of child abuse in accordance with Section 6507(3)(a) of the Education Law.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • In most cases you must be licensed and currently registered to practice as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in New York.
    • 12 semester hours of clinical coursework acceptable to the Department (during MSW).
    • Have at least 3 years of post MSW supervised experience in diagnosis, psychotherapy and assessment-based treatment planning acceptable to the Department.

State Agency

Social Work Certification and Licensure Board

Contact Information

Phone: 336-625-1679
1207 S. Cox Street, Suite F
Asheboro, NC 27203

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Certified Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Meet supervised clinical experience.

Certified Social Worker Manager

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board
    • 3,000 hours of post degree paid employment.

State Agency

North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners

Contact Information

Phone: 701-222-0255
P.O. Box 914
Bismarck, ND 58502-0914

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3000 hours of supervised clinical social work practice

State Agency

Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage, and Family Therapist Board

Contact Information

Phone: (614) 466-0912
Email: cswmft.info@cswb.ohio.gov
77 South High Street,
24th Floor, Room 2468
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6171

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements

Licensed Independent Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Licensed as an LSW first.
    • Complete required experience.

State Agency

Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 521-3712
3700 N. Classen Blvd. STE 162
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 4,000 hours of experience in the practice of clinical social work.

Licensed Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 4,000 hours of experience in the practice of social work.

Licensed Social Work Administration

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 4,000 hours of experience in the administrative practice of social work.

State Agency

Board of Licensed Social Workers

Contact Information

Phone: 503-378-5735
Email: oregon.blsw@oregon.gov
3218 Pringle Rd SE Ste. 240
Salem, OR 97302-6310

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3500 hours clinical practice experience.

State Agency

Pennsylvania Department of State

Contact Information

(717) 787-8503
RA-BPOA@pa.gov
302 North Office Building, 401 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board
    • 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience.

State Agency

Department of Health

Contact Information

Phone: 401-222-5960
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Licensed Independent Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board
    • Has twenty-four (24) months of experience acceptable to the board.

State Agency

Board of Social Work Examiners

Contact Information

Phone: (803) 896-4300
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
(803) 896-4300

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Licensed Independent Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Clinical coursework and 3000 hrs of practice.
    • Advanced practice: Coursework and 3000 hrs of practice.

State Agency

Board of Social Work Examiners

Contact Information

Phone: (605) 642-1600
810 N. Main Street, Suite 298
Spearfish, SD 57783

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Certified Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Certified Social Worker Engaged in Independent Practice

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Certified Social Worker License.
    • 2 years of experience post licensing.

State Agency

Department of Health

Contact Information

(615)741-5735
tn.health@tn.gov
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements

Advanced Practice Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Master Social Worker License.
    • 3000 hours of non-clinical experience.

Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3000 hours of clinical experience.

State Agency

Texas Department of State Health Services

Contact Information

Phone: 512-776-7111
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.
  • Pass jurisprudence exam.

Licensed Master Social Worker Advanced Practice

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Meet practice and supervision requirements.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Verification of qualifying experience.

State Agency

Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Contact Information

Phone: (866) 275-3675
160 E 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Certified Social Worker (CSW)

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • The applicant would have to pass the appropriate level of the Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board. .
  • Pass jurisprudence exam.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements. However, the applicant must also meet post degree requirements imposed by the Board to qualify for this license. Some of the requirements are listed below. Contact the Board for a complete list of requirements.
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Completed 4,000 hours of experience while licensed as a Utah CSW.

State Agency

Vermont Secretary of State

Contact Information

Phone: 800-439-8683
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.
  • Pass Vermont jurisprudence exam.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Completion of 3,000 hours of supervised practice of independent clinical social work.

State Agency

Virginia Department of Health Professions

Contact Information

Phone: (804) 367-4441
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board
    • 3,100 hours of post-MSW supervision experience.

State Agency

Washington Department of Health

Contact Information

Phone: 800-525-0127
111 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Associate Advanced and Clinical Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.
  • This will qualify you to then apply for either the Advanced license or Clinical license.

Licensed Advanced Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3,200 hours of postgraduate, supervised experience.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Applicants must have a minimum of 4,000 hours of postgraduate experience.

State Agency

West Virginia Board of Social Work

Contact Information

Phone:(304) 400-4980
1124 Smith St., Suite B 200
Charleston WV 25301

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Licensed Certified Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Two years post-masters social work practice experience.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • Supervised clinical field placement at the graduate level, or post-master’s clinical training that is found by the board to be equivalent. The applicant must have completed a graduate course in either psychopathology or abnormal psychology or other course found equivalent by the Board. This course requirement may be a part of or in addition to courses completed in the MSW program.
    • The applicant must verify a minimum of two years full-time; or, three thousand (3,000) hours part-time post-masters clinical experience.

State Agency

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Consumer Services

Contact Information

Phone: 608-266-2112
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Social Worker license

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Advanced Practice Social Worker

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Independent Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • 3,000 hours of social work practice in no less than 2 years.

State Agency

Wyoming Mental Health Professions

Contact Information

Phone: (307) 777-7788
2001 Capitol Ave, Rm 105
Cheyenne WY 82002

Program Accreditation Requirement for Licensure

  • CSWE accredited school

*Program meets requirement*

Social Worker License

  • Can a graduate from this program qualify for this license? YES
  • Graduate would have to pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • The program meets the educational requirements for this license. However, the applicant must also meet post-degree requirements including but not limited to the following:
    • Pass the appropriate level Association of Social Work Boards Examination and meet other requirements imposed by the Board.
    • (3,000) hours of supervised clinical training/work.