2017 Rule Review

Pursuant to Executive Order 17-03 and Section 536.175, RSMo, the Committee will be conducting a review of all of its rules between now and 2018. The Committee will be taking public comments on all of its rules during the October 31, 2017 public hearing to be held from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Division of Professional Registration, 3605 Missouri Boulevard, Jefferson City, MO.

The Committee will take general comments on all rules at its October 31, 2017 public hearing and take specific comments on the rules identified in the submitted on-line link below.

Public comments may be submitted on-line or in writing via e-mail, US mail or fax.


Renewal FAQ's

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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

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