State Licensure Requirements

Because our Social Work program has earned accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), which is the national accrediting body for all social work programs in the United States, students can feel confident that the Online Social Work program at Indiana Wesleyan University will prepare them for entry level practice in the field of social work. While the CSWE establishes and maintains national standards for all social work programs, each state reserves the right to establish their own standards for licensure to practice within their state borders. It is important to research and understand the proper licensing requirements for your respective state. The following links, which are organized by state, will be helpful as you seek state licensure for your work in the field of social work.

Licensure Resources by State

Alabama

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.socialwork.alabama.gov
IWU is not permitted to offer the bachelor of social work program in Alabama.

Arizona

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.azbbhe.us/

Arkansas

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.arkansas.gov/swlb
IWU is not permitted to offer the bachelor of social work program in Arkansas.

California

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.bbs.ca.gov
Additional course work is needed to obtain licensure in the state of California

Connecticut

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/
view.asp?a=3121&q=389604

Delaware

Florida

Social Work Licensing Board:
floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/

Georgia

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/counselors

Hawaii

Idaho

Social Work Licensing Board:
ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=SWO

Illinois

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.idfpr.com/profs/info/SocialWorker.asp

Indiana

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.in.gov/pla/social.htm

Iowa

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/SocialWork.aspx
IWU is not permitted to offer the bachelor of social work program in Iowa.

Kansas

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.ksbsrb.org
IWU is not permitted to offer the bachelor of social work program in Kansas.

Kentucky

Social Work Licensing Board:
bsw.ky.gov/

Louisiana

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.labswe.org

Maryland

Social Work Licensing Board:
dhmh.state.md.us/bswe
IWU is not permitted to offer the bachelor of social work program in Maryland.

Massachusetts

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/sw/

Minnesota

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.socialwork.state.mn.us
IWU is not permitted to offer the bachelor of social work program in Minnesota.

Mississippi

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.swmft.ms.gov/

Missouri

Social Work Licensing Board:
pr.mo.gov/socialworkers.asp

Nevada

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.socwork.nv.gov/

New Hampshire

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.state.nh.us/mhpb

New Jersey

New Mexico

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Social_Work.aspx

New York

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.op.nysed.gov/prof/sw/

North Carolina

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.ncswboard.org

North Dakota

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.ndbswe.com

Ohio

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.cswmft.ohio.gov

Oklahoma

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.ok.gov/socialworkers

Oregon

Social Work Licensing Board: www.oregon.gov/BLSW/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.dos.state.pa.us/social

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/socialworkers/

Tennessee

Social Work Licensing Board:
health.state.tn.us/Boards/SW/

Texas

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.dshs.state.tx.us/socialwork

Utah

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/
social_work.html

Vermont

Social Work Licensing Board:
vtprofessionals.org/opr1/social_workers/

Virginia

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.dhp.virginia.gov/social/

Washington

Social Work Licensing Board:
1.usa.gov/JSyqyV

District of Columbia

Social Work Licensing Board:
doh.dc.gov/node/161602

West Virginia

Social Work Licensing Board:
www.wvsocialworkboard.org/

Wisconsin

Social Work Licensing Board:
dsps.wi.gov/Default.aspx?
Page=e62f499b-65a1-46b4-bea4-7f00dd00818b

IWU is not permitted to offer the bachelor of social work program in Wisconsin.

Wyoming

Social Work Licensing Board:
plboards.state.wy.us/mentalhealth
LEARN MORE
Request Info Today