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.

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers a CSWE-accredited online Master's in Social Work. This program is ranked #12 by US News and World Report. The GRE is not required to apply to the MSW@USC program. A Bachelor's degree is required. Learn more about this program.

The Simmons College School of Social Work (SocialWork@Simmons) is the nation’s oldest school of social work and is offering an innovative Online Master of Social Work program. You can complete this CSWE-accredited Master's in Social Work program in as little as 15 months. There is no GRE required for acceptance to this program. Request information.