Kentucky Social Work License: LCSW, CSW, LSW Licensing – Licensure

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Kentucky Social Work License Requirements

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

 

Kentucky LCSW and CSW Licensure

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

 

  • Kentucky 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
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  • CSW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • 2 years paid Social Work Experience
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  • 200 supervision hours (50% can be group) at a ratio of 80 hours SW service to 2 hours supervision
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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  • $75 to the Kentucky Board of Social Work
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 3 years
  • 30 CEU's: must include 3 hour of ethics; 2 hours of HIV; 2 hours of domestic violence; 2 hours of shaken baby training
  • $75 to the Kentucky Board of Social Work
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  • LCSW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • CSW
  • 2 years (40 hours per week) of paid social work experience or 3 years (20 hours per week) of part time paid SW experience
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  • 200 supervision hours (50% can be group) at a ratio of 80 hours SW service to 2 hours supervision
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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  • $150 to the Kentucky Board of Social Work
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 3 years
  • 30 CEU's: must include 3 hour of ethics; 2 hours of HIV; 2 hours of domestic violence; 2 hours of shaken baby training
  • $75 to the Kentucky Board of Social Work
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Kentucky LSW Licensure

In Kentucky there are two ways to achieve the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) certification. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Kentucky 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
  • Kentucky

  • LSW (with related BA degree)

  • Bachelors in Arts or Science
  • None
  • Continual Supervision
  • Agency Supervisor
  • Ongoing Supervision
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Kentucky Board of Social Work
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 3 years
  • 30 CEU's: must include 3 hour of ethics; 2 hours of HIV; 2 hours of domestic violence; 2 hours of shaken baby training
  • $50 to the Kentucky Board of Social Work
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
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  • LSW (with BSW)

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

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Kentucky Board of Social Work
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 3 years
  • 30 CEU's: must include 3 hour of ethics; 2 hours of HIV; 2 hours of demestic violence; 2 hours of shaken baby training
  • $50 to the Kentucky Board of Social Work
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Kentucky Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Kentucky

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Certified Social Worker (CSW) Application

Licensed Social Worker (LSW) Application

 Kentucky Social Work Board

44 Fountain Place
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-2350 – Office
(502) 696-8030 – Fax

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