Illinois Social Work License: LCSW, LSW Licensing – Licensure

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Illinois Social Work License Requirements

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

 

Illinois LCSW Licensure

In Illinois the clinical license is the Licensed Clinical Social Worker  (LCSW).  There are two paths to become a LCSW and they are listed in the table below.

 

  • Illinois 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. 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
  • Illinois

  • LCSW (with MSW)

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LSW
  • 3000 hours post degree Clinical Experience
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  • 3000 hours experience with direct supervision Ratio: 1 hour supervision per week either individual or group
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Illinois Board of Social Work
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 Years
  • 30 CEU's per renewal period
  • $60 to the Illinois Board of Social Work
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
  • Illinois

  • LCSW (with DSW)

  • Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • LSW
  • 2000 hours post degree Clinical Experience
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  • 2000 hours experience with direct supervision Ratio: 1 hour supervision per week either individual or group
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Illinois Board of Social Work
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 30 CEU's per renewal period
  • $60 to the Illinois Board of Social Work
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Illinois LSW Licensure

In Illinois the  Bachelors degree social work licenses are the Licensed Social Worker (LSW). This license can be attained in two different ways. Information is summarized in the table below.

  • Illinois 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
  • Illinois

  • LSW (with BSW)

  • Bachelors in Social Work
  • None
  • Three years post Bachelors degree
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  • 2 years experience with direct supervision Ratio: 1 hour supervision per week either individual or group
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Illinois Board of Social Work
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 30 CEU's per renewal period
  • $60 to the Illinois Board of Social Work
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
  • Illinois

  • LSW (with MSW)

  • Masters in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • Click here to find a Social Work Supervisor in your areaIllinois LCSW or LSW

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    Illinois Social Work Supervision
  • 100 hours supervision Ratio: 1 hour supervision per week either individual or group
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Illinois Board of Social Work
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 30 CEU's per renewal period
  • $60 to the Illinois Board of Social Work
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Illinois Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Illinois

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Social Worker (LSW): Application

 Illinois Social Work Board

Social Work Examining & Disciplinary Board
Department of Professional Regulation
320 West Washington St., 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

(1-800-560-6420)

 

Illinois Social Work License

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