State Licensing

A state social work license is issued to regulate the practice of social work and to protect the public. It is issued by and useful only in the jurisdiction where the holder plans to practice.

Licensing requirements vary from jurisdiction. Check with your state board and the Association of Social Work Boards:

Credentials & Certification

Credentials and certification enhance your state license. NASW credentials and certifications provide recognition to those social workers who have met national standards for higher levels of specialized knowledge, skills, and experience.

Learn about Credentials & Certification


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