Colorado Social Work License: LCSW, LSW Licensing – Licensure

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Colorado Social Work License Requirements

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In the tables below are consolidated information for social work licenses in Colorado. 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 Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners.  We review and update our social work license information for Colorado on a periodic basis.

 

Colorado LSW and LCSW Licensure

In Colorado the two clinical licenses are the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and the Licensed Clinical Social Worker  (LCSW).  In order to become an LCSW you must first become an LSW. This information is listed in the table below. In Colorado there is no Bachelors level certification or licensure.

 

  • Colorado 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. Clinical Exam Requirements
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee Exam Fee
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Period in which your license is valid before you must renew.Renewal Period
  • Renewal Fee
  • Number of continuing education units (called CEUs or CEs) required for license renewalContinuing Education
  • 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
  • Colorado

  • LSW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
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    Social Work Exam
  • $260 to the ASWB
  • $160 to the Colorado SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • No Fee
  • 40 PDH hours per renewal period as cited by Colorado Social Work Rule 18
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  • Colorado

  • LCSW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • LSW
  • 3360 hours of paid social work experience in a minimum of 2 years
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  • 96 total supervision hours at a ratio of at least 1 hour every 2 weeks; 50% must be individual supervision
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB

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    Social Work Exam
  • $260 to the ASWB
  • $160 to the Colorado SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • No Fee
  • 40 PDH hours per renewal period as cited by Colorado Social Work Rule 18
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

Colorado Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

Application Forms for Social Work License in Colorado

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Social Worker (LSW): Application

Colorado Social Work Board

Board of Social Work Examiners
Division of Professions and Occupations
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7766

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