Supervision Information

Professional Disclosure Statement

All licensees under supervision for licensure are recommended to have a disclosure statement and should provide a copy to each client per 20 CSR 2263-3.080 (2) and 20 CSR 2263-3.140 (2). The statement should provide clients your areas of competence for practice that are supported by appropriate education, training, and prior supervised practice or consultation by a competent practitioner in each area of competetence claimed.

Professional Disclosure Statement


Qualified Supervisor Listing

If you would like to have your name and contact information added to a listing of qualified supervisors in Missouri, please click here to complete the request form. This listing will be available online and is public information.


Supervisor Requirements

  1. Beginning August 28, 2010, the supervisor must have been licensed for a minimum of 5 years.
  2. Beginning April 30, 2010, the supervisor must have a degree from an accredited social work program or a doctorate in social work.
  3. Starting with supervision registered on or after April 30, 2010, the supervisor will be required to send in reports on progress of the supervisee on the 12th, 24th and 36th month under supervision.
  4. All supervision registered on or after October 1, 2010 shall be under a supervisor who has completed 16 hours of supervisor training.

Supervision Forms

All supervision forms may be found under the Forms link.


Supervision Rules

You may access the rules regarding supervision under the Rules & Statues link, under the Rules & Regulations.


16-hour Supervisor Training Course Information

Please be advised that the committee will not accept any 16-hour supervisor training courses completed prior to 2002. An acceptable 16-hour supervisor training course must have been completed from 2002 - present.

Looking for a supervisor training course? Try contacting any of the following:

Accredited college or university
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Professional association in the human services
Social Service agency and/or organizational staff development unit


Supervisor Training - Course Content

The State Committee for Social Workers recommends that all providers of the 16 hour supervision training courses use the ASWB guidelines in developing their course content. This should be used in conjunction with the six components required by our rules for supervisors under 20 CSR 2263-2.031. For your convenience, the link to the ASWB guidelines is http://www.aswb.org/pdfs/supervisionjobanalysis.pdf.

The committee also requests that all attendees be required to read the rules on supervision before taking your respective training courses to reinforce their knowledge of their responsibilities.


Supervisor Brochure

The supervisor informational brochure may be found under the Forms link.