Iowa Social Work License: LISW, LMSW, LBSW

Iowa social work license

Iowa Social Work License Requirements

Iowa Social Work License

 

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

Iowa LISW and LMSW Licensure

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

 

  • Iowa License

    Requirements

  • $10

    per month

  • 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
  • Iowa

  • LMSW

  • $30

    per month

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • Ongoing if not pursing LISW
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  • Continual if not pursing LISW
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to Iowa Board of Social Work
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 27 CEU's: must include 3 CEU's of ethics per renewal period
  • $100 to Iowa Board of Social Work
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  • Iowa

  • LISW

  • $30

    per month

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • 2 years full time paid clincial SW experience or part time 4000 hours of Clinical paid work experience obtained within 2-6 years
  • Click here to find a Social Work Supervisor in your areaIowa LISW (2000 post license experience)

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  • 110 hours of direct supervision can be individual or group
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to Iowa Board of Social Work
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 27 CEU's: must include 3 CEU's of ethics per renewal period
  • $120 to Iowa Board of Social Work
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Iowa LBSW Licensure

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

 

  • Iowa 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
  • 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
  • Iowa

  • LBSW

  • Bachlores in Social Work
  • None
  • Ongoing Supervison
  • Continual
  • Ongoing Agency Supervision
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to Iowa Board of Social Work
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 27 CEU's: must include 3 CEU's of ethics per renewal period
  • $60 to Iowa Board of Social Work
  • Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Iowa Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

Application Forms for Social Work License in Iowa

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) Application

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW): Application

Iowa Social Work Board

Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Lucas State Office Building, 5th floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

(515) 281-4422

Iowa Social Work License

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