The Virginia Board of Social Work consists of a 9-member Board, administrative, enforcement, licensing, and support staff.
We regulate Licensed Baccalaureate, Licensed Clinical, and Licensed Master’s Social Workers
Search and verify licenses in Virginia.
Information about Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervision
Learn about the licensure process for the Board of Social Work
Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.
Review state laws and regulations that apply to health professionals.
Documents that provide guidance to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.
Health Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online.
The Department of Health Professions investigates complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.
Recent case decisions by the Board.
DHP Healthcare Workforce Data Center Data Launches New Behavioral Health Digital Tool
2023 Findings Show Virginia’s Behavioral Healthcare Professionals are Increasingly at or Near Retirement Age as Efforts Ramp Up to Better Reflect Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Practitioners
Update to the application process
To expedite the processing of new ONLINE applications for licensure or registration, applicants can now upload the required supporting documents.
Thu, Mar 28, 2024 1:00 PM
Board of Social Work Regulatory Committee Meeting
Training Room 1
Fri, Mar 29, 2024 10:00 AM
Board of Social Work Quarterly Board Meeting
Board Room 2
Thu, Jun 27, 2024 10:00 AM
Music Therapy Advisory Board Meeting
Training Room 1
More information on the Social Work Calendar Page.