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Overview of Licensure Requirements


Licensed Bachelors Social Worker

Licensed Master Social Worker

Licensed Advanced Macro Social Worker

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

This is just a brief overview of the requirements for licensure. For more specific information, please refer to the rules and statutes.

In Missouri, licensure is only required for the practice of clinical social work. Practice at the bachelors, masters, or advanced macro level does not require a license unless you choose to identify yourself as a licensed social worker. Please refer to the statutes for the definitions of each level of practice.

Veterans - learn about reimbursement for your licensing examination fees.

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Licensure Process


Natural Disasters

If you have concerns related to the renewal of your license and/or CE requirements due to a natural disaster, please contact the committee office.

Renewal FAQ's

To view frequently asked questions regarding licensure renewal click here.