The State Committee of Social Workers will be discussing the matter of individuals being allowed to set for the ASWB exam prior to graduating at their December 17, 2020 meeting. At this time eligibility is not being approved prior to graduation until it is determined what actions the Committee needs to take with the ASWB to request such an exception request and to promulgate any regulations that may need to be done.

Telehealth Notice

The State of Missouri social worker statutes require an individual to be licensed clinically if providing clinical services in the state. If the client is in Missouri at the time the services are provided, the professional must be licensed here.


The State Committee for Social Workers voted that for ONLY the 2021 renewal cycle, the 15-hour limit of correspondence courses have been waived. All licensees will still be required to do the required hours of continuing professional education, but these hours can be any combination of live programs, webinars and correspondence courses and other approved methods. Other hourly limits for credits for publications, etc. remain in place. Do not forget that you are now required to complete 2 hours in suicide along with your required 3 hours in ethics.

Go to the Continuing Education link and then to the Providers and Courses reporting CE to the Committee. Licensees will be able to track the CE they obtained from these providers if they fill out the CE consent form.

State Committee for Social Workers' Survey

The Committee is interested in your opinion. Please click on the link below and take a few moments to complete a brief survey. Your email address will not be recorded or stored. Thank you for your participation.

Renewal FAQ's

To view frequently asked questions regarding licensure renewal click here.

SB 843 Fee Waiver Statement:

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Opioid antagonist, sale and dispensing of by pharmacists, possession of — administration of, contacting emergency personnel — immunity from liability, when. — 1. As used in this section, the following terms shall mean: Click here.

Veterans - learn about reimbursement for your licensing examination fees.

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Licensure Process