Social Work Licensure Notice

This information is provided in good faith to applicants as of April 14, 2021.

The Syracuse MSW Online 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 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 initial licensure, if applicable. 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 the appropriate pathway to pursue licensure 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

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Alabama - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Alabama - Laws and Rules

State Board Name: Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Alaska

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Alaska - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Alaska - Statutes and Regulations

State Board Name: Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Arizona

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's, Advanced Generalist, or Clinical level examination

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: Arizona - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Arizona - Rules and Laws

State Board Name: Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Arkansas

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Arkansas - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Arkansas - Laws and Rules

State Board Name: Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

California

What is Issued: Not Applicable

Recommended Initial Title: Associate Clinical Social Worker Registrant (ASW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: The California Law and Ethics examination and Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical level examination are taken after registration as an Associate

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)

12 contact hours in California Law and Ethics that must be completed prior to registration as an Associate.

Field Experience Requirements: California - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: California - Statutes and Regulations

State Board Name: California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Applicants must register as an Associate Clinical Social Worker Registrant upon graduation to complete the additional requirements they will need for the practice license. Contact the state licensing board for information.

Additional California-specific coursework required outside of the academic program for applicants with out-of-state degrees can be remediated while registered as an associate.

Colorado

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: State Jurisprudence examination

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's, Advanced Generalist, or Clinical level examination

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: Colorado - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Colorado - Laws, Rules, and Policies

State Board Name: Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Connecticut

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Connecticut - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Connecticut General Statutes

State Board Name: Connecticut State Department of Public Health

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Delaware

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Delaware - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Delaware - Administrative Code

State Board Name: Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

District of Columbia

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: District of Columbia - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: District of Columbia - Municipal Regulations

State Board Name: District of Columbia - DC Health - Social Work Licensing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Florida

What is Issued: Not Applicable

Recommended Initial Title: Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist examination is taken after completion of postgraduate experience

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: Florida - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Florida - Statutes

State Board Name: Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Applicants must register as a Clinical Social Worker Intern to complete the additional requirements they will need for the practice license. Contact the state licensing board for more information.

Applicants must complete an eight-hour laws and rules course from a board approved provider before taking the examination, and a 3-hour HIV/AIDS course prior to obtaining licensure.

Georgia

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Georgia - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Georgia - Rules and Regulations

State Board Name: Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Hawaii

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Hawaii - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Hawaii - Statute/Rule Chapter

State Board Name: Hawaii Professional & Vocational Licensing Division

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Idaho

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Idaho - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Idaho - Rules of the State Board of Social Work Examiners

State Board Name: Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Illinois

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Illinois - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Illinois - Administrative Code

State Board Name: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Indiana

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Indiana - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Indiana - Statutes and Rules

State Board Name: Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Iowa

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Iowa - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Iowa - Laws and Rules

State Board Name: Iowa Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Kansas

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Kansas - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Kansas - Statutes and Regulations

State Board Name: Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Kentucky

What is Issued: Certification

Recommended Initial Title: Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Kentucky - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Kentucky - Revised Statutes

State Board Name: Kentucky Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Louisiana

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Louisiana - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Louisiana Revised Statutes

State Board Name: Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Maine

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Maine - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Maine - Laws and Rules

State Board Name: Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Maryland

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Maryland - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Maryland - Regulation

State Board Name: Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Massachusetts

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Massachusetts - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Massachusetts - Statutes and Regulations

State Board Name: Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Michigan

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Limited Master's Social Worker License

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist or Clinical examination is taken after receiving the Limited License, depending on the desired license designation

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)

One training course for identifying victims of human trafficking

Field Experience Requirements: Michigan - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Michigan Administrative Code

State Board Name: Michigan Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Applicants must obtain a Limited Master's Social Worker License upon graduation to complete the additional requirements they will need for the practice license. Contact the state licensing board for information.

Minnesota

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Minnesota - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Minnesota - Laws and Regulations

State Board Name: Minnesota Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Mississippi

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Mississippi - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Mississippi - Rules and Regulations

State Board Name: Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Missouri

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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)

Two hours of suicide prevention training

Field Experience Requirements: Missouri - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Missouri - Rules and Statutes

State Board Name: Missouri Committee for Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Montana

What is Issued: Not Applicable

Recommended Initial Title: Social Worker Licensure Candidate

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's examination is taken while the applicant is a candidate for licensure

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: Montana - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Montana - Administrative Rules

State Board Name: Montana Board of Behavioral Health

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Applicants must register as a Social Worker Licensure Candidate upon graduation to complete the additional requirements they will need for the practice license. Contact the state licensing board for information.

Nebraska

What is Issued: Certification

Recommended Initial Title: Provisionally Certified Master Social Worker (PCMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical level examination is taken while the applicant is provisionally certified

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: Nebraska - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Nebraska - Regulations

State Board Name: Nebraska Office of Behavioral Health and Consumer Services

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Applicants must obtain provisional certification upon graduation to complete the additional requirements they will need for the practice certification. Contact the state licensing board for information.

Nevada

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Bachelor's or Master's level examination

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: Nevada - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Nevada - Laws and Regulations

State Board Name: Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

New Hampshire

What is Issued: Not Applicable

Recommended Initial Title: Candidate for Licensure

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical examination is taken while the applicant is a candidate for licensure

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: New Hampshire - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: New Hampshire - Laws and Rules

State Board Name: New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: There is not an initial license that applicants can obtain while completing the additional requirements they will need for licensure. Applicants must be known as a "Candidate for Licensure". Contact the state licensing board for information.

New Jersey

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: New Jersey - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: New Jersey - Statutes and Regulations

State Board Name: New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

New Mexico

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: New Mexico Jurisprudence examination

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level examination

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)

One course on New Mexico Cultures

Field Experience Requirements: New Mexico - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: New Mexico - Rules and Laws

State Board Name: New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

New York

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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)

Applicants must complete and show documentation of a course or training in the identification and reporting of child abuse offered by a New York State approved provider.

Field Experience Requirements: New York - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: New York - Laws, Rules, and Regulations

State Board Name: New York State Education Department - Office of the Professions

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

North Carolina

What is Issued: Certification

Recommended Initial Title: Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level examination or the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) examination

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: North Carolina - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: North Carolina - Statutes

State Board Name: North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

North Dakota

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: North Dakota - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: North Dakota - Laws

State Board Name: North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Ohio

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Ohio - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Ohio - Laws and Rules

State Board Name: Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Oklahoma

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Oklahoma - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Oklahoma - Statutes and Agency Rules

State Board Name: Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Oregon

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: Oregon Statutes and Rules examination

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level examination

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: Oregon - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Oregon - Laws and Rules

State Board Name: Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Pennsylvania

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Pennsylvania - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Pennsylvania - Laws and Regulations

State Board Name: Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Rhode Island

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Rhode Island - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Rhode Island - Rules and Regulations

State Board Name: Rhode Island Department of Health

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

South Carolina

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: South Carolina - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: South Carolina - Policies of the Board

State Board Name: South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

South Dakota

What is Issued: Certification

Recommended Initial Title: Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: South Dakota - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: South Dakota - Codified Laws

State Board Name: South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Tennessee

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Tennessee - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Tennessee - Statutes and Rules

State Board Name: Tennessee Board of Social Workers

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Texas

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: Texas Jurisprudence examination

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level examination

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: Texas - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Texas - Statutes and Rules

State Board Name: Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Utah

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's, Advanced Generalist, or Clinical level examination

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: Utah - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Utah - Administrative Code

State Board Name: Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Vermont

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Vermont - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Vermont - Statutes, Rules & Resources

State Board Name: Vermont Office of Professional Regulation

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Virginia

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: Virginia - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Virginia - Laws and Regulations

State Board Name: Virginia Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Washington

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Social Worker Associate (LSWA)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist level examination

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: Washington - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Revised Code of Washington

State Board Name: Washington State Department of Health

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Applicants must obtain an Associate License upon graduation to complete the additional requirements they will need for the practice license. Contact the state licensing board for information.

West Virginia

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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

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: West Virginia - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: West Virginia - Laws and Rules

State Board Name: West Virginia Board of Social Work

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Wisconsin

What is Issued: Certification

Recommended Initial Title: Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker (CAPSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code examination

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's level examination

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: Wisconsin - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Wisconsin Administrative Codes

State Board Name: Wisconsin - Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Wyoming

What is Issued: License

Recommended Initial Title: Provisional Clinical Social Worker (PCSW)

Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Examination: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical level examination

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: Wyoming - CSWE Standard of 900 Hours

State Regulation: Wyoming - Administrative Rules

State Board Name: Wyoming Mental Health Professionals Licensing Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Applicants must obtain a Provisional License upon graduation to complete the additional requirements they will need for the practice license. Contact the state licensing board for more information.