Social work licensing requirements

The University of Nevada, Reno MSW program does not meet the requirements for CSW licensure in Florida.

Social work license requirements: State table
State Does the Program Meet the Educational Requirements for Licensure? Educational Exceptions Available License State Board Website
Alabama Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners
Alaska Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners
Arizona Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Arkansas Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board
California Meets California does not require licensure to practice social work outside of clinical practice. ASW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Meets None LSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
Connecticut Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Connecticut State Department of Public Health
District of Columbia Meets None LGSW LISW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LICSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) DC Health
Delaware Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners
Florida Meets Florida does not require licensure for social work practice outside of clinical practice. The University of Nevada, Reno MSW program does not meet the requirements for LCSW licensure in Florida. CMSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) RCSWI* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Georgia Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Georgia Baord of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists
Guam Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Guam Board of Social Work
Hawaii Meets None LSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Hawaii Professional & Vocational Licensing Division Social Worker Program
Idaho Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Division of Occupational & Professional Licenses
Illinois Meets None LSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Indiana Meets None LSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services
Iowa Meets None LMSW LISW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Department of Inspections, Appeals, & Licensing
Kansas Meets None LMSW LSCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Kentucky Meets None CSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Kentucky Board of Social Work
Louisiana Meets None CSW/LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
Maine Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure
Maryland Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LCSW-C* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
Massachusetts Meets None LCSW LICSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LSWA* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Board of Registration of Social Workers
Michigan Meets None LMSW - Limited LMSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Michigan Board of Social Workers
Minnesota Meets None LGSW LISW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Minnesota Board of Social Work
Mississippi Meets None LMSW Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists
Missouri Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Missouri Committee for Social Workers
Montana Meets None LMSW candidate LMSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LCSW candidate* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Montana Board of Behavioral Health
Nebraska Meets None CSW CMSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) PCMSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LIMHP* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Nebraska Mental Health and Social Work Practice
Nevada Meets None LMSW LISW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
New Hampshire Meets New Hampshire does not require licensure for social work practice outside of clinical practice. LICSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
New Jersey Meets None LSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners
New Mexico Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LISW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) New Mexico Social Work Examiners
New York Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Office of the Professions Social Work
North Carolina Meets None CMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) CSWM* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
North Dakota Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
Northern Mariana Islands Has not been determined
Ohio Meets None LSW LISW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Oklahoma Meets None LMSW LSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LSW-Adm* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers
Oregon Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Board of Licensed Social Workers
Pennsylvania Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
Rhode Island Meets Rhode Island does not require licensure for social work practice outside of clinical practice. LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LICSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) State of Rhode Island Department of Health: Social Work Licensing
Puerto Rico Meets None LSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Puerto Rico Professional Social Workers
South Carolina Meets None LMSW LISW-CP* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LISW-AP* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Board of Social Work Examiners
South Dakota Meets None CSW CSW-PIP* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Board of Social Work Examiners
Tennessee Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LAPSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Board of Social Workers
Texas Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
U.S. Virgin Islands Meets None CSW CISW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands Board Certification Social Workers
Utah Meets None CSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Vermont Meets None LMSW LICSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Office of Professional Regulation: Social Workers
Virginia Meets None LMSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Department of Health Professions Board of Social Work
Washington Meets None AAICSW LASW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LICSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Washington State Department of Health Social Worker and Social Worker Associate
West Virginia Meets None LGSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) LICSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) West Virginia Board of Social Work
Wisconsin Meets None APSW ISW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Social Worker
Wyoming Meets None PCSW LCSW* (additional requirements apply - check with state board) Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board