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Social Work Licensure Requirements by State

Rutgers MSW program prepares you for professional licensure in New Jersey.  Students typically take the LSW exam during their final semester of the MSW.  Upon passing the exam, and successful completion of the MSW degree, graduates may apply for licensure.  Clinical social work licensure (LCSW) requires an additional two years of post-graduate, supervised clinical experience. 

Detailed information about licensing exams can be found on the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) website. Click the links below to access details about licensure requirements in each state. Questions? Contact mswadmissions@ssw.rutgers.edu

State

Requirements

Alabama

LGSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Alaska

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript, pass master’s level ASWB examination and 3 professional references

Arizona

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Arkansas

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

California

ASW - CSWE accredited program transcript, “California Law and Professional Ethics” 18-hour course and pass the California Law and Ethics exam

Colorado

LSW - CSWE MSW transcript, Colorado Mental Health Profession’s Jurisprudence Examination and complete the Healthcare Professions Profiling Program

Connecticut

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

District of Columbia

LGSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Delaware

LCSW only - CSWE accredited program transcript,  pass master’s level ASWB examination, and 3200 post education supervised clinical hours

Florida

LCSW only - CSWE accredited program transcript,  pass master’s level ASWB examination, and 24 months post education supervised clinical (1500) hours

Georgia

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Hawaii

LSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass ASWB examination

Idaho

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript, pass ASWB examination and 3 professional references

Illinois

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Indiana

LSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass ASWB examination

Iowa

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Kansas

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript, pass master’s level ASWB examination and 3 professional references

Kentucky

CSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass ASWB examination

Louisiana

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Maine

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Maryland

LGSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Massachusetts

LSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass ASWB examination

Michigan

MSWL Limited - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Minnesota

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Mississippi

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Missouri

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript, pass master’s level ASWB examination and 3 professional references

Montana

LCSW only - CSWE accredited program transcript,  pass master’s level ASWB examination, and 3000 post education supervised clinical hours

Nebraska

CSW - CSWE accredited program transcript

Nevada

LSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass ASWB examination

New Hampshire

LICSW only - CSWE accredited program transcript,  pass master’s level ASWB examination, and 3000 post education supervised clinical hours

New Jersey

LSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass ASWB examination

New Mexico

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

New York

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

North Carolina

CMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

North Dakota

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Ohio

LSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass ASWB examination

Oklahoma

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Oregon

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Pennsylvania

LSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Rhode Island

LCSW only - CSWE accredited program transcript,  pass master’s level ASWB examination, and 3000 post education supervised clinical hours

South Carolina

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

South Dakota

CSW - CSWE accredited program transcript, pass master’s level ASWB examination and 3 professional references

Tennessee

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Texas

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Utah

CSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Vermont

LMSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Virginia

LSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Washington

LASW - CSWE accredited program transcript,  pass master’s level ASWB examination, 4 hours of HIV/AIDS training, and 3200 post education supervised clinical hours

West Virginia

LGSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Wisconsin

APSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

Wyoming

CSW - CSWE accredited program transcript and pass master’s level ASWB examination

 

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