Labor Day Monday

Offices will be closed on Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015.

Notice of Audit- 9/30/2014

Our office will be conducting a random audit of individuals who recently renewed for 2014-2016. For those that were not selected for an audit with their renewal, you may be selected for this audit. If selected, you will be notified by mail within the next few weeks.


Renewal FAQ's

To view frequently asked questions regarding licensure renewal click here.


Overview of Licensure Requirements

 

Licensed Bachelors Social Worker

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program
  • Passing score on the ASWB Bachelors exam
  • For the Independent Practice designation, two years of registered and approved supervised baccalaureate experience is required.

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Master's degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program
  • Passing score on the ASWB Masters exam

Licensed Advanced Macro Social Worker

  • Master's degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program or a doctorate degree from a school of social work acceptable to the committee
  • Three thousand hours of supervised advanced macro experience with a qualified supervisor in no less than 24 months and no more than 48 consecutive months
  • Passing score on the ASWB Advanced Generalist exam

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Master's degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program or a doctorate degree from a school of social work acceptable to the committee
  • Three thousand hours of supervised clinical experience with a qualified supervisor in no less than 24 months and no more than 48 consecutive months
  • Passing score on the ASWB Clinical exam

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

   LMSW or LBSW
   LCSW or LAMSW