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SWP (Provisional License)
LSW (Original License by Examination)
LCSW/CSW (Original License by Examination)
LSW/CSW (Original License by Endorsement)
Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
You have just graduated with your MSW from a CSWE-approved program and/or still need to complete required post-degree supervised experience. LSW licensure requires:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
You have completed all post-degree supervised experience and wish to be licensed at a clinical, independent level. LCSW licensure requires:
Licensed Social Worker (LSW): You may apply for LSW by endorsement if you wish to practice at the master's level, and/or still need to complete required post-degree supervised experience.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): You may apply for LCSW by endorsement if licensed to practice at the clinical/independent level in another state.
Provisional licensure is available to marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists and social workers who have education appropriate to their fields and who work under supervision in a residential child care facility.
Detailed information about licensure can be found in the applications for provisional licensure. Information on the history of the restructuring of residential treatment centers and further defining residential child care facilities is noted in House Bill 06-1395.
Forms: All Social Work applications and forms are available below:
Communication from the Division: The Division of Professions and Occupations' primary communication is via email. Please be sure to include your current email address on your application to receive important information about your application status and process.
License Expiration Bump Period for New Applicants: All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the next expiration date.
License Renewal Information: All Social Worker licenses expire on August 31 of odd-numbered years. View your expiration date on your online account. Please note that renewals open approximately six weeks prior to the expiration date.