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).

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Association of Social Work Boards

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.

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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) 

Educational Requirements for the LCSW

Recommended Course Titles That May Be Used for Licensing - Advanced Standing
Educational Requirements Health Mental Health Children, Youth, and Family Schools Leadership
Psychopathology 517 (687) 517 517 517 517
Clinical Practice with Diverse Populations 694, 651 or 652 651 or 652 651 or 652 651 or 652 651 or 652
Clinical Theory and Practice 692, 693 685 or 696 632 619, 632, 685 or 616
Family Practice 514, 693 or 694 514 or 685 514 or 633 514 or 633 514, 633, 685, 693 or 694
Group Practice 514, 634 or 687 514, 683 or 687 514 or 634 514 or 634 Need course from another practice area 514, 634 or 687
Human Behavior in the Social Environment 513 513 513 513 513
Practice Evaluation 623 623 623 623 623
Recommended Course Titles That May Be Used for Licensing - Regular Standing
Educational Requirements Health Mental Health Children, Youth, and Family Schools Leadership
Psychopathology 517 (687) 517 517 517 517
Clinical Practice with Diverse Populations 501, 516, 555, 694, 651 or 652 501, 516, 555, 651 or 652 651 or 652 501, 516, 555, 651, 652 or 616 501, 516, 555, 651 or 652
Clinical Theory and Practice 504 504, 619, 685 or 696 504 or 632 504 504 or 616
Family Practice 514, 693 or 694 514 or 685 514 or 633 514 or 633 514, 633, 685, 693 or 694
Group Practice 514, 634 or 687 514, 683 or 687 514 or 634 514 or 634 Need course from another practice area 514, 634 or 687
Human Behavior in the Social Environment 503 or 513 503 or 513 503 or 513 503 or 513 503 or 513
Practice Evaluation 623 623 623 623 502