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Who We Are

The Virginia Board of Social Work consists of a 9-member Board,  administrative, enforcement, licensing, and support staff.

What We Do

We regulate Licensed Baccalaureate, Licensed Clinical, and Licensed Master’s Social Workers

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License Lookup

Search and verify licenses in Virginia.

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Supervisor Information

 Information about Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervision


License Handbook

Learn about the licensure process for the Board of Social Work

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Apply for a License

Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.

Laws and Regulations

Review state laws and regulations that apply to health professionals.

Guidance Documents

Documents that provide guidance to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.

Renew License

Health Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online.

File a Complaint

The Department of Health Professions investigates complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.

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Case Decisions

Recent case decisions by the Board.

Featured News

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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


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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.



Upcoming Events

Fri, Jun 21, 2024 10:00 AM
Board of Social Work Informal Conferences-Agency Subordinate

Thu, Jul 11, 2024 10:00 AM
Music Therapy Advisory Board Meeting
Training Room 1

Fri, Jul 12, 2024 10:00 AM
Board of Social Work Quarterly Board Meeting
Board Room 1

More information on the Social Work Calendar Page.

Important Information For Active Duty Service Members, Veterans & Military Spouses
Suicide Prevention

Virginia Board of Social Work
Jaime Hoyle, Executive Director
Canek Aguirre, Citizen Member, Chairperson