BSW state licensing requirements

State Does the State Meet the Educational Requirements for Licensure? Educational Exceptions Available License Educational Requirement Additional Required Coursework/Training Examination Requirements State Board Website
Alabama No determination has been made Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners
Alaska Yes None LBSW Bachelor's degree from an accredited CSWE program None ASWB bachelor's exam Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners
Arizona No determination has been made Arizona Board of Behavioral Health
Arkansas No determination has been made Arkansas Licensing Board
California Yes None State does not require licensure to practice social work outside of clinical practice Bachelor's degree in social work None ASWB bachelor's exam California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Colorado

No determination has been made Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
Connecticut No determination has been made Connecticut State Department of Public Health
Delaware No determination has been made Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners
District of Columbia No determination has been made DC Health
Florida No determination has been made Florida Board of Clinical Social Work
Georgia No determination has been made Georgia Social Work Board
Hawaii Yes None LBSW Bachelor's degree from an accredited CSWE program None ASWB bachelor's exam Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing, Social Worker Program
Idaho Yes None LBSW Bachelor's degree from an accredited CSWE program None ASWB bachelor's exam Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
Illinois No determination has been made Social Work-State of Illinois
Indiana No determination has been made Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
Iowa No determination has been made Iowa Board of Social Work
Kansas No determination has been made Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Kentucky No determination has been made Kentucky Board of Social Work
Louisiana No determination has been made Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
Maine No determination has been made Maine Board of Social Work Licensure
Maryland No determination has been made Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
Massachusetts No determination has been made Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Work
Michigan Yes None LBSW Bachelor's degree from an accredited CSWE program None ASWB bachelor's exam Michigan Board of Social Work
Minnesota No determination has been made Minnesota Board of Social Work
Mississippi No determination has been made Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists
Missouri No determination has been made Missouri Committee for Social Workers
Montana No determination has been made Montana Board of Behavioral Health
Nebraska No determination has been made Nebraska Mental Health and Social Work Practice
Nevada Yes None LSW Bachelor's degree from an accredited CSWE program None ASWB bachelor's exam Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
New Hampshire No determination has been made New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
New Jersey No determination has been made New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners
New Mexico Yes None LBSW Bachelor's degree from an accredited CSWE program Must complete a course, approved workshop or pass an exam on New Mexico cultures ASWB bachelor's exam New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners
New York No determination has been made New York Social Work
North Carolina No determination has been made North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
North Dakota No determination has been made North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
Ohio Yes None LSW Bachelor's degree from an accredited CSWE program None ASWB bachelor's exam Ohio Board of Social Work Licensure
Oklahoma Yes None LSW Bachelor's degree from an accredited CSWE program None ASWB bachelor's exam Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers
Oregon Yes None RBSW Bachelor's degree from an accredited CSWE program None ASWB bachelor's exam/Oregon rules and law exam Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers
Pennsylvania

No determination has been made

Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
Puerto Rico

No determination has been made

Puerto Rico Professional Social Workers
Rhode Island

No determination has been made

State of Rhode Island Department of Health: Social Work Licensing
South Carolina

No determination has been made

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
South Dakota

No determination has been made

South Dakota Department of Social Services
Tennessee No determination has been made Board of Social Workers - Tennessee
Texas No determination has been made Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners
Utah No determination has been made Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Vermont No determination has been made Vermont State Licensing Board
Virginia No determination has been made Virginia Board of Social Work
Washington No determination has been made Washington State Department of Health
West Virginia No determination has been made West Virginia Board of Social Work
Wisconsin No determination has been made Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Wyoming No determination has been made Wyoming Mental health Professions and Licensing Board

 *This table was updated on 5/3/2021