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Licensing and Exam Prep

According to the Association of Social Work Board all 50 states have laws which govern social work practice and each set their own criteria to obtain licensure. There is no reciprocity between states, you must reapply to change your license to another state and be aware regulations may be different. Most states require an application, school transcripts, passing a background check, and exam.

Review the state's licensure requirements and application materials on the Licensing Board or College Websites, Statutes and Administrative Rule webpage (find your state).

The Association of Social Work Boards is the organization that produces the required licensure examinations for 49 states. The process of applying for licensure is located on the website.

Identify if an exam is required and which exam you must pass. About licensing and regulation.

Indiana LSW and LCSW Information

Check our Career Services Related Events page for licensure workshops in April sponsored by the Alumni Association.

Important Update

ATTENTION SOCIAL WORKERS WORKING TO ACCRUE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE AND SUPERVISION HOURS TOWARDS CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE!!!!!

Effective immediately, and pursuant to Ind. Code 25-23.6-4-1, if you have an MSW degree and are working in a behavioral health and human services position (regardless of job title) you must be licensed. (Click for MORE INFORMATION)