Licensing for Social Workers

As a graduate of the Social Work Program, you are eligible to apply for a social work license in states that license at the Bachelor’s level. There is a complete listing of states and levels of licensing as well as addresses and phone numbers of licensing boards available in the Social Work Library.

This information can also be obtained by visiting the American Association of Social Work Licensing Boards.
Licensing is an important feature for any professional. It will enable you to apply for those positions that require a license, narrowing the competition for desirable positions. Also, positions that require a license generally provide higher salaries and better employment benefits, such as health insurance and retirement accounts.