Master of Social Work (Advanced Standing)

Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Domains

  1. Ethical and Professional Behavior - Social workers understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards, as well as relevant laws and regulations that may impact practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Social workers understand frameworks of ethical decision making and how to apply principles of critical thinking to those frameworks in practice, research, and policy arenas. Social workers recognize personal values and the distinction between personal and professional values. They also understand how their personal experiences and affective reactions influence their professional judgment and behavior. Social workers understand the profession’s history, its mission, and the roles and responsibilities of the profession. Social workers also understand the role of other professions when engaged in inter-professional teams. Social workers recognize the importance of life-long learning and are committed to continually updating their skills to ensure they are relevant and effective. Social workers also understand emerging forms of technology and the ethical use of technology in social work practice. Social workers:
    • Make ethical decisions by applying the NASW Code of Ethics, and other legal and ethical standards as appropriate to the context of the situation. [EPAS 1]
    • Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations. [EPAS 1]
    • Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior and appearance. [EPAS 1]
    • Demonstrate professional demeanor in communication. [EPAS 1]
    • Use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes. [EPAS 1]
    • Use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior. [EPAS 1]
  2. Diversity and Difference in Practice - Social workers understand how diversity and difference characterize and shape the human experience and are critical to theformation of identity. The dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including but not limitedto age, class, color, culture, disability and ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, marital status,political ideology, race, religion/spirituality, sex, sexual orientation, and tribal sovereign status. Social workers understand that, asa consequence of difference, a person’s life experiences may include oppression, poverty, marginalization, and alienation as wellas privilege, power, and acclaim. Social workers also understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination andrecognize the extent to which a culture’s structures and values, including social, economic, political, and cultural exclusions, mayoppress, marginalize, alienate, or create privilege and power. Social workers:
    • Make decisions at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels informed by the code of ethics related to diversity. [EPAS 2]
    • Explain how diversity and difference may affect approaches social workers take in assisting clients at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. [EPAS 2]
    • Engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiences. [EPAS 2]
    • Manage the influence of personal biases and values through self-awareness and self-regulation in working with diverse clients and constituencies. [EPAS 2]
  3. Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice - Social workers understand that every person regardless of position in society has fundamental human rights such as freedom,safety, privacy, an adequate standard of living, health care, and education. Social workers understand the global interconnectionsof oppression and human rights violations, and are knowledgeable about theories of human need and social justice and strategiesto promote social and economic justice and human rights. Social workers understand strategies designed to eliminate oppressivestructural barriers to ensure that social goods, rights, and responsibilities are distributed equitably and that civil, political,environmental, economic, social, and cultural human rights are protected. Social workers:
    • Use knowledge of social, economic, and environmental justice to advocate for human rights at the individual and system levels. [EPAS 3]
    • Advocate for social, economic, and environmental justice. [EPAS 3]
  4. Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice - Social workers understand quantitative and qualitative research methods and their respective roles in advancing a science of social work andin evaluating their practice. Social workers know the principles of logic, scientific inquiry, and culturally informed and ethical approaches tobuilding knowledge. Social workers understand that evidence that informs practice derives from multi-disciplinary sources and multiple waysof knowing. They also understand the processes for translating research findings into effective practice. Social workers:
    • Use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry and research. [EPAS 4]
    • Analyze quantitative and qualitative research methods and findings. [EPAS 4]
    • Use research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery. [EPAS 4]
  5. Policy Practice - Social workers understand that human rights and social justice, as well as social welfare and services, are mediated by policy and itsimplementation at the federal, state, and local levels. Social workers understand the history and current structures of social policiesand services, the role of policy in service delivery, and the role of practice in policy development. Social workers understand theirrole in policy development and implementation within their practice settings at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and they activelyengage in policy practice to effect change within those settings. Social workers recognize and understand the historical, social, cultural,economic, organizational, environmental, and global influences that affect social policy. They are also knowledgeable about policyformulation, analysis, implementation, and evaluation. Social workers:
    • Identify social policy at the local, state, and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social services. [EPAS 5]
    • Assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social services. [EPAS 5]
    • Formulate policies that advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice. [EPAS 5]
  6. Engaging with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities - Social workers understand that engagement is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practicewith, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers value the importance ofhuman relationships. Social workers understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate andapply this knowledge to facilitate engagement with clients and constituencies, including individuals, families, groups, organizations,and communities. Social workers understand strategies to engage diverse clients and constituencies to advance practice effectiveness.Social workers understand how their personal experiences and affective reactions may impact their ability to effectively engage with diverse clients and constituencies. Social workers value principles of relationship-building and inter-professional collaboration to facilitate engagement with clients, constituencies, and other professionals as appropriate. Social workers:
    • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies. [EPAS 6]
    • Use empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituencies. [EPAS 6]
  7. Assessing Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities - Social workers understand that assessment is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate and apply this knowledge in the assessment of diverse clients and constituencies, including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers understand methods of assessment with diverse clients and constituencies to advance practice effectiveness. Social workers recognize the implications of the larger practice context in the assessment process and value the importance of inter-professional collaboration in this process. Social workers understand how their personal experiences and affective reactions may affect their assessment and decision-making. Social workers:
    • Collect and organize relevant information from a client. [EPAS 7]
    • Develop a social history for a client. [EPAS 7]
    • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies. [EPAS 7]
    • Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies. [EPAS 7]
    • Select appropriate intervention strategies based on the assessment, research knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies. [EPAS 7]
  8. Intervening with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities - Social workers understand that intervention is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers are knowledgeable about evidence-informed interventions to achieve the goals of clients and constituencies, including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate and apply this knowledge to effectively intervene with clients and constituencies. Social workers understand methods of identifying, analyzing and implementing evidence-informed interventions to achieve client and constituency goals. Social workers value the importance of inter-professional teamwork and communication in interventions, recognizing that beneficial outcomes may require interdisciplinary, inter-professional, and inter-organizational collaboration. Social workers:
    • Critically choose and implement interventions to achieve practice goals and enhance capacities of clients and constituencies. [EPAS 8]
    • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituencies. [EPAS 8]
    • Use inter-professional collaboration as appropriate to achieve beneficial practice outcomes. [EPAS 8]
    • Negotiate, mediate, and advocate with and on behalf of diverse clients and constituencies. [EPAS 8]
    • Facilitate effective transitions and endings that advance mutually agreed-on goals. [EPAS 8]
  9. Evaluating Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities - Social workers understand that evaluation is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Social workers recognize the importance of evaluating processes and outcomes to advance practice, policy, and service delivery effectiveness. Social workers understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate and apply this knowledge in evaluating outcomes. Social workers understand qualitative and quantitative methods for evaluating outcomes and practice effectiveness. Social workers:
    • Select and use appropriate methods for evaluation of outcomes. [EPAS 9]
    • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of outcomes. [EPAS 9]
    • Critically evaluate intervention and program processes and outcomes. [EPAS 9]
    • Apply evaluation findings to improve practice effectiveness at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. [EPAS 9]

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Master of Social Work (Advanced Standing)

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, PW, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY,

Alabama

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Master Social Worker (MSW) license from Alabama. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/11/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners requires the successful completion of an examination prepared by the state board for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners
PO Box 301620
Montgomery, AL, 36130
334-242-5860
http://socialwork.alabama.gov/

Alaska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Master Social Worker (MSW) license from Alaska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/14/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).

The Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners requires applicants to have a Master of Social Work degree that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or from the University of Alaska.



State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK, 99811-0806
(907) 465-2551
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/professionallicensing/socialworkexaminers.aspx

American Samoa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a from American Samoa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/13/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in American Samoa. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services (Social Work)
Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AS, 96799
684 633-7506
http://dhss.as/

Arizona

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker from Arizona. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/15/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (Social Work)
1740 WEST ADAMS STREET, #3600
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
602-542-1882
https://www.azbbhe.us/

Arkansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker from Arkansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/10/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board
P.O. Box 251965
Little Rock, AR, 72225
(501) 372-5071
https://www.arkansas.gov/swlb/

California

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Associate Clinical Social Worker license from California. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/16/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Social Work)
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S-200
Sacramento, CA, 95834
916-574-7830
https://www.bbs.ca.gov/applicants/lcsw.html

Colorado

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) license from Colorado. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO, 80202
303-894-7800
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Social_Work

Connecticut

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license from Connecticut. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 10/21/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Connecticut Department of Health requires the successful completion of the masters level examination of the Association of Social Work Boards for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Connecticut Department of Health (Social Work)
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT, 340308
(860) 509-7603
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing--Investigations/Socialworker/Social-Work-Licensure

Delaware

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) license from Delaware. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/21/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners requires the satisfactory completion of an examination determined by the Board for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd
Dover, DE, 19904
(302) 744-4500
https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/socialworkers/

District of Columbia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) license from District of Columbia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/13/2022, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The DC Board of Social Work requires the satisfactory completion of the examination process at the graduate level for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

D.C. Department of Health - Social Work
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC, 20002
(877) 672-2174
https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/161602

Federated States of Micronesia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/credential from Federated States of Micronesia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 10/27/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Federated States of Micronesia. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Government of the Federated States of Micronesia
https://www.fsmgov.org/

Florida

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW) license from Florida. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/16/2022, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling requires 3 semester hours of graduate-level coursework in Agency Administration and Supervision, Staff Development, and Social Planning for this license in this location. Please be aware that this content is not included in this program. Students will not be eligible for licensure in Florida without taking additional content in this area. For more information, students should speak with a Field Experience Counselor and with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/).


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling requires the successful completion of the national Advanced Generalist level examination developed by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin C-08
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-3258
(850) 488-0595
http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/

Georgia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) license from Georgia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 10/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists requires the successful completion of the social work licensing examination for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA, 31217-3858
(478) 207-2440
http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43

Guam, US Territory

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) from Guam, US Territory. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/21/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Guam Social Work Board
Health Professional Licensing Office
Department of Public Health and Social Services
123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao, Guam 96913
http://dphss.guam.gov/guam-board-of-social-work/

Hawaii

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Social Worker from Hawaii. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/22/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs - Professional & Vocational Licensing (Social Work)
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI, 96801
(808) 586-2704
http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/socialworker/

Idaho

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Master Social Worker (MSW) license from Idaho. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/28/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).

The Idaho State Board of Social Work Examiners requires applicants to have a Master of Social Work degree that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or that is otherwise approved by the Board.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID, 83720-0063
(208) 334-3233
https://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=SWO

Illinois

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) license from Illinois. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/24/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation requires the satisfactory completion of the Masters ASWB examination for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
100 W. Randolph St.
9th Floor
Chicago, IL, 62786-0002
https://www.idfpr.com/profs/SocialWorker.asp

Indiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) license from Indiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board requires the satisfactory completion of the examination process for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
402 W Washington Street
Room W072
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
(317) 234-2054
https://www.in.gov/pla/2886.htm

Iowa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Master Level Social Worker (MSW) license from Iowa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/22/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Iowa Board of Social Work
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA, 50319-0075
(515) 281-0254
http://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Social-Work

Kansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker from Kansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/04/2022, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Social Workers)
700 SW Harrison St, Suite 420
Topeka, KS, 66603-3817
785-296-3240
http://ksbsrb.ks.gov/

Kentucky

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Social Worker (CSW) certificate from Kentucky. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/02/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Kentucky Board of Social Work
125 Holmes Street, Suite 310
Frankfort, KY, 40601
(502) 564-2350
https://bsw.ky.gov/licenseApplication/Pages/overview.aspx

Louisiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker from Louisiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/12/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
18550 Highland Road, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809
(225) 756-3470
https://www.labswe.org

Maine

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license from Maine. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/28/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure requires the successful completion of the ASWB Intermediate examination for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME, 04333-0035
207-624-8603
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/social_workers/index.html

Marshall Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a from Marshall Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Marshall Islands. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Maryland

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license from Maryland. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 10/26/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners requires a scaled score of 75 or higher on the ASWB examination for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Maryland Department of Health - Board of Social Work Examiners
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21215
410-764-4788
https://health.maryland.gov/bswe/Pages/default.aspx

Massachusetts

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) license from Massachusetts. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/06/2022, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers requires the successful completion of the Intermediate licensure examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA, 02118
(617) 727-3073
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-of-social-workers

Michigan

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Limited Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW) license from Michigan. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/08/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing does not require an examination for this license in this location. However, the satisfactory completion of the Clinical or the Advanced Generalist (Macro designation) examination that is conducted by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is required for full Licensed Master Social Worker licensure in this location. The limited LMSW license is a license for applicants to gain supervised social work experience and to take the examination. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (Social Work)
611 West Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI, 48933
517-335-0918
https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27554---,00.html

Minnesota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Graduate Social Worker from Minnesota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/29/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Minnesota Board of Social Work
2829 University Ave SE Suite #340
Minneapolis, MN, 55414
(612) 617-2100
https://mn.gov/boards/social-work/

Mississippi

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license from Mississippi. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/03/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists requires the satisfactory completion of the Association for Social Work Boards (ASWB) examination for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists
350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave.
1st floor, Suite 761
Jackson, MS, 39296-4508
602-987-6806
http://www.swmft.ms.gov/

Missouri

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from Missouri. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/30/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Missouri Committee for Social Workers
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO, 65102
573.751.0885
https://pr.mo.gov/socialworkers.asp

Montana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Social Worker Licensure Candidate from Montana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 10/27/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Montana Board of Behavioral Health (Social Work)
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT, 59620-0513
(406) 444-5773
http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh

Nebraska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Certification as a Master Social Worker from Nebraska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/09/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE, 68509-4986
402-471-2117
http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Mental-Health-and-Social-Work-Practice.aspx

Nevada

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Associate Licensed Social Worker (LSWA) license from Nevada. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 10/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).

The State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers requires applicants to have a Master of Social Work degree that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or which is a candidate for such accreditation.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
4600 Kietzke Lane, #C121
Reno, NV, 89502
(775) 688-2555
http://socwork.nv.gov/Licensees/

New Hampshire

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Clinical Social Worker (CSW) license from New Hampshire. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/22/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice requires the satisfactory completion of an ASWB examination at the clinical level for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice (Social Work)
7 Eagle Square
Concord, NH, 03301
(603) 271-2152
https://www.oplc.nh.gov/mental-health/index.htm

New Jersey

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) license from New Jersey. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/08/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners requires the successful completion of the master's level examination administered by the ASWB. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 45033
Newark, NJ, 07101
(973) 504-6495​​
https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/sw

New Mexico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Master Social Worker from New Mexico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/05/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Training Requirements

The New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners requires applicants to complete one of the following prior to applying for licensure:
-a three credit hour course in New Mexico cultures listed on the applicants transcripts
-a board approved course, workshop or seminar in New Mexico cultures
-proof of previously passing the New Mexico cultural examination


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners
PO BOX 25101
Santa Fe, NM, 87504
(505) 476-4890
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/social_work.aspx

New York

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license from New York. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/09/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The New York State Education Department Office of the Professions requires the satisfactory completion of the master's degree level examination that is offered by the Association of Social Work Boards for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

New York State Education Department Office of the Professions (Social Work)
89 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor East
Albany, NY, 12234-1000
518-474-3817
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/sw/

North Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW) certification from North Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/20/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
P.O. Box 1043
Asheboro, NC, 27204
336-625-1679
http://www.ncswboard.org/index.html

North Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker license from North Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/07/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).

The North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners requires applicants to have a Master of Social Work degree that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 914
Bismarck, ND, 58502
701-222-0255
https://www.ndbswe.com/

Northern Mariana Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master’s Social Worker from Northern Mariana Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/23/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Health Care Professions Licensing Board
Board of Professional Licensing Health Care Professions Licensing Board
Building #1242, Pohnpei Court
Capitol Hill, Saipan, MP, 96950
(670) 664-4808/4809
http://cnmibpl-hcplb.net/sec.asp?secID=15

Ohio

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) license from Ohio. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/03/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board requires the satisfactory completion of the Master's licensure exam for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (Social Work)
77 South High Street, 24th Floor, Room 2468
Columbus, OH, 43215-6171
https://cswmft.ohio.gov/Social-Workers

Oklahoma

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master's Social Worker from Oklahoma. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/22/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers
3700 Classen Blvd., Suite 162
Oklahoma City, OK, 73118
(405) 521-3712
https://www.ok.gov/socialworkers/

Oregon

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master's Social Worker license from Oregon. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/18/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).

The Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers requires applicants to have a Master of Social Work degree that is from a college or university accredited by or considered in candidacy status by the Council on Social Work Education.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers
3218 Pringle Rd SE Ste. 240
Salem, OR, 97302-6310
503-378-5735
https://www.oregon.gov/BLSW/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) license from Pennsylvania. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/30/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
One Penn Center, 2601 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17110
(717) 783-1389
https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/SocialWorkersMarriageanFamilyTherapis

Puerto Rico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Permanent Social Worker (PSW) license from Puerto Rico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/28/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets the requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Puerto Rico Professional Credential Services
Attn: Social Worker Coordinator
One Lake Vie, 25 Century Boulevard, Suite 505
Nashville, TN 37214

Republic of Palau

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from Republic of Palau. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 10/29/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Republic of Palau. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Palau Bureau of Health Administration & Support Services
P.O. Box 6051
Koror, PW, 96940
680-488-2552/2553/4046/80
https://www.palaugov.pw/executive-branch/ministries/health/bureau-of-health-administration-support-services-bhass/

Rhode Island

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license from Rhode Island. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/29/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Rhode Island Department of Health requires the satisfactory completion of the ASWB examination for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Rhode Island Department of Health (Social Work)
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI, 02908
401-222-5960
http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=245

South Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW) license from South Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/15/2022, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners requires the successful completion of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) examination for this license in this location. Please note, application for licensure must be completed and submitted to the Social Work Board office before an applicant takes the ASWB examination. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC, 29210
(803) 896-4300
https://www.llr.sc.gov/pol/socialworkers/

South Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Social Worker from South Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/18/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

South Dakota Social Work Examiners (Dept. of Social Services)
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD, 57501
605.773.3165
https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/socialwork_licensing.aspx

Tennessee

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license from Tennessee. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/23/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Tennessee Department of Health (Social Work)
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN, 37243
615-741-5735
https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/sw-board.html

Texas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license from Texas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/23/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
333 Guadalupe St, Tower 3, Room 900
Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 305-7700
https://www.bhec.texas.gov/contact-us/index.html

Utah

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Social Worker from Utah. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/04/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (Social Work)
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
(801) 530-6628
https://dopl.utah.gov/soc/index.html

Vermont

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) license from Vermont. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/12/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Secretary of State Office Board of Social Workers requires the successful completion of the Association of Social Work Boards master's level examination or its successor examination taken within five years of completing all requirements for licensure (www.aswb.org) AND the Vermont jurisprudence examination for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Secretary of State Office Board of Social Workers
89 Main St, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT, 05620-3402
802-828-2390
https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/social-workers.aspx

Virgin Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Social Worker (CSW) certificate from Virgin Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 10/25/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Virgin Islands Board of Social Work Licensure requires the successful completion of the ASWB examination for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (Social Work)
Attention: H. Nathalie Hodge, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Boards and Commissions
V.I. Board of Social Workers' Licensure, Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite #9
Christiansted, VI, 00820-4311
http://dlca.vi.gov/boardcertifications/steps/swrequirements/swlist.htm

Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license from Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/06/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Virginia Board of Social Work requires the satisfactory completion of the Association of Social Work Boards master's level examination for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Virginia Board of Social Work
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA, 23233-1463
(804) 367-4441
https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/social/

Washington

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Social Worker Associate-Advanced from Washington. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 11/01/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Washington State Department of Health (Social Work)
20425 72nd Avenue South, Building 2, Suite 310
Kent, WA, 98032
360-236-4700
https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/SocialWorker

West Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) license from West Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/11/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The West Virginia Board of Social Work requires the satisfactory completion of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Intermediate level state social work exam for this license in this location. The Board offers the examination through the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

West Virginia Board of Social Work
1124 Smith St, Suite B 200
Charleston, WV, 25301
(304) 400-4980
http://wvsocialworkboard.org/Licensure/ASWBExamination.aspx

Wisconsin

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW) license from Wisconsin. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/06/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation, or in candidacy for accreditation, from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Pre-Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has submitted an application to be reviewed for Candidacy and had its Benchmark I approved in draft form to move forward with Candidacy review within one year. A program that has attained Pre-Candidacy has not yet been reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation or been verified to be in compliance with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Students who enter programs in Pre-Candidacy that attain Candidacy in the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. The Candidacy Process is typically a three-year process and there is no guarantee that a program in Pre-Candidacy will eventually attain Candidacy or Initial Accreditation.

Candidacy by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation applies to all locations and delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).

The State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services requires applicants to have a Master of Social Work degree that is accredited by or in pre−accreditation status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at the time the applicant graduated from the program or school.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Social Worker
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI, 53705
608.266.2112
https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Professions/SocialWorker/Default.aspx

Wyoming

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Clinical Social Worker from Wyoming. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/13/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

Applicants for licensure must have completed a program that has received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. This program version is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. However, this program has not received initial accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation (https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Contact-Accreditation.aspx).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board (Social Work)
2001 Capitol Ave, Rm 105
Cheyenne, WY, 82002
(307) 777-7788
https://mentalhealth.wyo.gov/

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