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Bachelor of Social Work Program Licensure Assessment

Alabama

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

Requires supervised experience after BSW (in some cases)

State Licensing Legislation

See Ala. Admin. Code r. 850-X-2-.02

Further Information from the State

Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

Alabama LBSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Alaska

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Baccalaureate Social Worker (BSW)

Additional Information

Three professional references required

State Licensing Legislation

See Alaska Stat. § 08.95.110 [c]

Further Information from the State

Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

Alaska LBSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Arizona

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

Fingerprint card or fingerprint clearance card required with every application

State Licensing Legislation

See Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 32-3291

Further Information from the State

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Social Work License Map

Arizona LBSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Arkansas

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

Background check required. First-time applicants will be issued a provisional license upon approval of his or her application.

State Licensing Legislation

See Ark. Code § 17-103-306

Further Information from the State

Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board

Social Work License Map

Arkansas LSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

California

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

All hours of experience must be gained within the most recent six years from the time you apply for LCSW examination eligibility. Fingerprints are required.

State Licensing Legislation

See Cal. BPC § 4996.2

Further Information from the State

California Board of Behavioral Sciences - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Social Work License Map

California

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Colorado

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See Colo. Rev. Stat. § 12-245-404

Further Information from the State

Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

Colorado

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Conneticut

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

Connecticut LCSW Licensing Requirements

Further Information from the State

Connecticut Social Work Licensure

Social Work License Map

Connecticut

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Deleware

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Baccalaureate Social Worker (BSW)

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See §3907 (d) Baccalaureate social worker

Further Information from the State

Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

Delaware

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

District of Columbia

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker Associate (LSWA)

Additional Information

Three-character references, photocopy of one government issued ID, two passport photos, and criminal background are required.

State Licensing Legislation

Social Work Application Checklist

Further Information from the State

DC Social Work Initial License Application Package

Social Work License Map

District of Columbia LSWA

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Florida

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

A three-hour course on HIV/AIDS and a two-hour course on domestic violence must be completed within six months of initial licensure, an eight-hour laws and rules (jurisprudence) course and a two-hour prevention of medical errors course

State Licensing Legislation

Florida Statutes Chapter 491.005 (1)

Further Information from the State

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work...

Social Work License Map

Florida

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Georgia

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

Two personal recommendations from teachers or professionals familiar with applicants practice are required for application.

State Licensing Legislation

See 43-10A-12.

Further Information from the State

Georgia Board of Prof. Counselors, Social Workers ...

Social Work License Map

Georgia

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Hawaii

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Baccalaureate Social Worker (BSW)

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See §467E-7

Further Information from the State

Hawaii Professional &Vocational Licensing Division: Social Worker Program

Social Work License Map

Hawaii BSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Idaho

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

Requires supervised experience after BSW. One professional reference is required for application.

State Licensing Legislation

Idaho Statutes 54-3206

Further Information from the State

Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

Idaho LBSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Illinois

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

Requires supervised experience after BSW. The AWSB’s Masters examination will not be required prior to licensure.

State Licensing Legislation

See Ill. Admin. Code tit. 68, § 1470.10 (b)

Further Information from the State

Illinois Social Work Licensing Board

Social Work License Map

Illinois LSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Indiana

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See Indiana Code 25-23.6-5-1.5

Further Information from the State

Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board

Social Work License Map

Indiana LBSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Iowa

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

Iowa Social Worker – Bachelor

Further Information from the State

Iowa Board of Social Work

Social Work License Map

Iowa LBSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Kansas

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

Three references required

State Licensing Legislation

See K.S.A 2020 Supp. 65-6306 (a)

Further Information from the State

Social Workers - KSBSRB

Social Work License Map

Kansas LBSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Kentucky

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

Criminal background check required

State Licensing Legislation

See .090 License, license social worker

Further Information from the State

Board of Social Work

Social Work License Map

Kentucky LSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Lousiana

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Registered Social Worker (RSW)

Additional Information

Criminal background check required

State Licensing Legislation

See § 2706 Qualifications

Further Information from the State

Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

Louisiana RSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Maine

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

Three current letters of professional recommendation are required

State Licensing Legislation

See Subchapter 3: Registration - §7053. Qualifications

Further Information from the State

State Board of Social Worker Licensure

Social Work License Map

Maine LSW

Date of Last Revision

January 31, 2022

Maryland

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

Criminal background check required

State Licensing Legislation

See § 19-302 (b)

Further Information from the State

MD Board of Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

Maryland LBSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

Massachusetts

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation (two professional references and one second-year field placement supervisory reference).

State Licensing Legislation

See 9.05

Further Information from the State

Social Work Licensing

Social Work License Map

Massachusetts LSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

Michigan

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW) 

Additional Information

Requires supervised experience after BSW

State Licensing Legislation

Licensure - Requirements

Further Information from the State

Michigan NASW

Social Work License Map

Michigan LBSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

Minnesota

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

Requires supervised experience after BSW

State Licensing Legislation

See Subd. 2.

Further Information from the State

Minnesota BOSW

Social Work License Map

Minnesota LSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

Mississippi

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See § 73-53-13

Further Information from the State

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Social Work License Map

Mississippi LSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

Missouri

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) 

Additional Information

Requires supervised experience after BSW

State Licensing Legislation

See 337.604

Further Information from the State

Missouri Committee for Social Workers

Social Work License Map

Missouri LBSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

Montana

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

Requires supervised experience after BSW

State Licensing Legislation

See Part 3. Licensing: 37-22-307

Further Information from the State

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

Social Work License Map

Montana Checklist

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

Nebraska

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Certified Social Worker

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See 005.

Further Information from the State

Nebraska Social Work Practice

Social Work License Map

Nebraska CSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

Nevada

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

Requires supervised experience after BSW

State Licensing Legislation

See NRS 641B.220

Further Information from the State

Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Social Work License Map

Nevada LSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

New Hampshire

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See Section: 330-A:18

Further Information from the State

None

Social Work License Map

New Hampshire ICSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

New Jersey

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Certified Social Worker

Additional Information

Background check required

State Licensing Legislation

See 45:15bb-6 c.

Further Information from the State

New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

New Jersey CSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

New Mexico

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) 

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See 45:15BB-6 c.

Further Information from the State

New Mexico Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

New Mexico LBSW

Date of Last Revision

February 7, 2022

New York

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

Section 52.30 Social Work

Further Information from the State

NYS Social Work

Social Work License Map

New York LMSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

North Carolina

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Certified Social Worker

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See § 90B-7 (b)

Further Information from the State

Certification & Licensure

Social Work License Map

North Carolina LCSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

North Dakota

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

State and Federal history checks and Child Abuse Central Index check also required

State Licensing Legislation

See 43-41-04: 3 (a)

Further Information from the State

ND Board of Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

North Dakota LSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Ohio

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See 4757-19-01

Further Information from the State

Ohio LSW License

Social Work License Map

Ohio LSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Oklahoma

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Work Associate (LSWA)

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See §59-1261.1 C (1)

Further Information from the State

Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers

Social Work License Map

Oklahoma LSWA

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022 

Oregon

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker (RBSW)

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See 877-015-0108

Further Information from the State

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers

Social Work License Map

Oregon RBSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Pennsylvania

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

Two recommendations by licensed CSWs or health care professionals

State Licensing Legislation

See §47.12a

Further Information from the State

Pennsylvania Licensure Requirements

Social Work License Map

Pennsylvania LSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Rhode Island

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

Two professional references required

State Licensing Legislation

See 7.4

Further Information from the State

None

Social Work License Map

Rhode Island LCSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

South Carolina

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See Section 40-63-220

Further Information from the State

SCLLR

Social Work License Map

South Carolina LBSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

South Dakota

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Social Worker

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See 36-26-15

Further Information from the State

South Dakota Social Work Examiners

Social Work License Map

South Dakota Social Worker

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Tennessee

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

Mandatory practitioner profile questionnaire

State Licensing Legislation

See 1365-01-.04

Further Information from the State

None

Social Work License Map

Tennessee LBSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Texas

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

Additional Information

Mandatory practitioner profile questionnaire

State Licensing Legislation

See 781.401

Further Information from the State

Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners

Social Work License Map

Tennessee LBSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Utah

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Social Service Worker

Additional Information

Requires supervised experience after BSW

State Licensing Legislation

See Social Worker Licensing Act (60a)

Further Information from the State

Utah Social Work

Social Work License Map

Utah SSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Vermont

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See § 3205

Further Information from the State

None

Social Work License Map

Vermont LCSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Virginia

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

Requires supervised experience after BSW

State Licensing Legislation

See Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work: 18VAC140-20-60

Further Information from the State

Virginia Licensure Process

Social Work License Map

Virginia LSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Washington

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Requires MSW

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See 18.225.090

Further Information from the State

Washington Social Worker

Social Work License Map

Washington LSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

West Virginia

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See §30-30-14

Further Information from the State

None

Social Work License Map

West Virginia LSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Wisconsin

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Certified Social Worker

Additional Information

None

State Licensing Legislation

See 457.08 (1)

Further Information form the State

Wisconsin Social Worker

Social Work License Map

Wisconsin CSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022

Wyoming

Does this Program Meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure of State?

Yes, Certified Social Worker

Additional Information

Three professional references are required

State Licensing Legislation

See 33-38-106 (j)(iii)

Further Information from the State

None

Social Work License Map

Wyoming CSW

Date of Last Revision

February 9, 2022