A State by State Licensure Guide

Social Work Licensure Requirements

SocialWorkLicensure.org provides state specific social work licensure and certification requirements including education requirements, exam requirements, reciprocity licensure information, and professional organization contacts.

State government websites can be a bit overwhelming at times, proving difficult to navigate to specific social work licensure and certification information. SocialWorkLicensure.org provides an easy to navigate experience, ultimately leading to a much more efficient path for finding social work licensure requirements in each state.

*Some states have exemptions for social workers to practice without a license or certification. Information regarding these exemptions is provided for applicable states.

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