Florida Social Work License Requirements

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

Florida CMSW and LCSW Licensure

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

  • Florida 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.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
  • 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
  • Florida

  • LCSW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • CMSW
  • 1000 hours Clinical Experience Ratio: 15 hours of social work experience
  • Click here to find a Social Work Supervisor in your areaFlorida LCSW

    Florida Social Work Supervision
  • 100 direct supervision Ratio: 30 hours SW service to 1 hour supervision
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to the Florida Board of Social Work
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $105 to the Florida Board of Social Work
  • Every 2 years
  • 45 hours of CEU's: must include 1 hour of ethics
  • $130 to the Florida Board of Social Work
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Florida Social Work License Applications and Questions

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Florida

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Certified Masters Social Worker (CMSW) Application

Florida Social Work Board

Board of Clinical Social Work
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258

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