Arkansas Social Work License: LCSW, LMSW, LSW Licensing – Licensure

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Arkansas Social Work License Requirements

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In the tables below are consolidated information for social work licenses in Arkansas. Social Work Supervisor.com has summarized this information to make it simple for social workers to understand.

 

All information presented can be found at the Arkansas  State Board of Social Work Examiners.  We review and update our social work license information for Arkansas on a periodic basis.

 

Arkansas LMSW and LCSW Licensure

In Arkansas the two clinical licenses are the Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) and the Licensed Certified Social Worker  (LCSW).  In order to become an LCSW  you must first become an LMSW and this information is listed in the table below.

 

  • Arkansas License

    Requirements

  • Degree needed to qualify for each license. IMPORTANT: Degree must be from a school accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education.Degree Requirement
  • License required to qualify for the next license level: You must have this license to qualitfy for the next license.Base License/Certification Requirement
  • Paid clinical work experience needed to qualify for the license.Clinical Hour Requirement
  • IMPORTANT: Most state social work boards require minimum standards for supervisors. At Social Work Supervisor.com we require that supervisors attest they meet state requirments before they can list with us. Clinical Supervisor Required
  • Required supervision time with supervisorClinical Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee Exam Fee
  • After the exam is passed this is the fee paid to the board to get your licenseLicense Fee
  • Period in which your license is valid before you must renew.Renewal Period
  • Number of continuing education units (called CEUs or CEs) required for license renewalContinuing Education Requirements
  • Fee paid to the board for license renewalRenewal Fee
  • State Boards review and change license information on a regular basis. Stay up to date by clicking "receive updates" directly to the right. Free State Board Monitoring Service
  • Arkansas

  • LMSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • None, only an application is required to begin LCSW supervision
  • None
  • None
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to the Arkansas Board of Social Work
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 48 hours of CEU's during each renewal period, must include 3 hours of ethics
  • No Fee
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  • Arkansas

  • LCSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • 4000 hours of paid social work clinical experience in a minimum of 2 years
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    Arkansas Social Work Supervision
  • Ongoing during the accumulation of 4000 hours of experience. Ratio: 1 hour of supervision per week, 50% can be group
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to the Arkansas Board of Social Work
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 48 hours of CEU's during each renewal period, must include 3 hours of ethics
  • No Fee
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

Arkansas LSW Licensure

In Arkansas the BSW level social work licenses is the Licensed Social Worker (LSW). Upon graduation with a bachelors degree this license can be applied for through the Arkansas Social Work Board. The Arkansas LSW requires passing the bachelors level ASWB exam. Information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Arkansas License

    Requirements

  • Degree needed to qualify for each license. IMPORTANT: Degree must be from a school accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education.Degree Requirement
  • License required to qualify for the next license level: You must have this license to qualitfy for the next license.Base License Requirement
  • Paid clinical work experience needed to qualify for the license.Clinical Hour Requirement
  • IMPORTANT: Most state social work boards require minimum standards for supervisors. At Social Work Supervisor.com we require that supervisors attest they meet state requirments before they can list with us. Clinical Supervisor Required
  • Required supervision time with supervisorClinical Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee Exam Fee
  • After the exam is passed this is the fee paid to the board to get your licenseLicense Fee
  • Period in which your license is valid before you must renew.Renewal Period
  • Number of continuing education units (called CEUs or CEs) required for license renewalContinuing Education Requirements
  • Fee paid to the board for license renewalRenewal Fee
  • State Boards review and change license information on a regular basis. Stay up to date by clicking "receive updates" directly to the right. Free State Board Monitoring Service
  • Arkansas

  • LSW

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • Agency Supervisor
  • Ongoing Supervision
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to the Arkansas Board of Social Work
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 48 hours of CEU's during each renewal period, must include 3 hours of ethics
  • No Fee
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

Arkansas Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

Application Forms for Social Work License in Arkansas

Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) Application

Licensed Social Worker (LSW): Application

Arkansas Social Work Board

Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board
2020 West Third, Suite 518
PO Box 250381
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-372-5071

Arkansas Social Work License

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