Delaware Social Work License Requirements

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


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


Delaware LCSW Licensure

Delaware has one of the simplest social work licensing structures in the country. There is one clinical license,  the Licensed Clinical Social Worker  (LCSW).  The information to become an LCSW in Delaware is listed in the table below. There is no Bachelors level certifications or licensure.


  • Delaware License


  • 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.Social Work Experience Requirements
  • IMPORTANT: Most state social work boards require minimum standards for supervisors. At Social Work we require that supervisors attest they meet state requirments before they can list with us. Social Work Supervision
  • Required supervision time with supervisorSocial Work Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. ASWB Social Work Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee ASWB Social Work 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 renewalSocial Work Continuing 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
  • Delaware

  • LCSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • 3200 hours of paid social work experience
  • Click here to find a Social Work Supervisor in your areaDelaware LCSW, Psychiatrist, or Psychologist

    Delaware Social Work Supervision
  • 1600 hours of social work practice must be under supervision at a ratio of one individual supervision hour per week of social work practice
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • No Fee
  • $265 to the ASWB
  • $115 to the Delaware Board of Social Work
  • 2 years
  • None
  • $115 to the Delaware Board of Social Work
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Delaware Social Work License Applications and Questions


Application Forms for Social Work License in Delaware

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Delaware Social Work Board

Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silverlake Boulevard
Dover, DE 19904

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