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Application information

STOP! Please review this information before you proceed with your online Social Work application.

We recommend that you review the Licensure Process Handbook, the Online Application Handbook, and Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work before submitting an application for consideration.

What is the difference between each online application?

  • The Registration of Supervision (“Supervisee in Social Work”) application is used when you are accumulating supervised experience hours towards clinical licensure. During the online process you will be able to select “initial” or “add/change application” as the obtained by method. You do not need to register your supervision obtained in another jurisdiction.
  • The Licensed Social Worker (“LSW”) by Examination application is used for those that want to obtain the lower-level casework management and supportive services license. This license is not a pre-requisite for clinical licensure.
  • The Licensed Social Worker (“LSW”) by Endorsement application is used for those that hold an active substantially equivalent social work case management and supportive services license in another jurisdiction.
  • The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (“LCSW”) by Examination application is used for those that have completed their supervised experience and are required to pass the clinical level ASWB examination for licensure.
  • The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (“LCSW”) by Endorsement application is used for those that hold an active substantially equivalent clinical social work services license in another jurisdiction. This application also applies to individuals who have not passed the ASWB clinical exam but have an active license in another jurisdiction.

All application fees are non-refundable. Please ensure that you are completing the correct application before moving forward.

Click here to begin the online application process