Louisiana Social Work License: LCSW, LCSW-BACS, LMSW, CSW, RSW Licensing

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Louisiana Social Work License Requirements

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

 

 

Louisiana LCSW-BACS

In Louisiana, in order to qualify as a clinical social work supervisor there is a special credential in addition to the LCSW license called the Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (LCSW-BACS).  In order to become an LCSW-BACS  you must first become an LCSW and this information is listed in the table below.

 

  • Louisiana 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
  • Louisiana

  • LCSW-BACS

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LCSW
  • 5760 hours Clinical Experience
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  • 3840 supervision hours
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  • $75 to the Louisiana Social Work Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every year
  • 20 hours of training: Must include 3 hour of ethics
  • $50 to the Louisiana Social Work Board
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Louisiana LCSW and LMSW

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

 

  • Louisiana 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
  • Louisiana

  • LMSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • None
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  • Ongoing
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $75 to the Louisiana Social Work Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every year
  • 20 hours of training: Must include 3 hour of ethics
  • $50 to the Louisiana Social Work Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
  • Louisiana

  • LCSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • 5760 hours Clinical Experience
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  • 3840 supervision hours Ratio: not specified
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to the Louisiana Social Work Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every year
  • 20 hours of training: Must include 3 hour of ethics and 10 hours of clinical diagnositic content
  • $75 to the Louisiana Social Work Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Louisiana RSW and CSW

In Louisiana the bachelors level license is the RSW, and the entry level masters license is the CSW. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Louisiana 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
  • Louisiana

  • RSW

  • Bachelors in Social Work or related field
  • None
  • Ongoing Supervision
  • Continual
  • Ongoing Supervision
  • None
  • $50 to the Louisians Social Work State Board
  • None
  • No Fee
  • Every year
  • 20 clock hours: Must include three hours of Social Work Ethics per renewal period
  • $25 to the Louisians Social Work State Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
  • Louisiana

  • CSW

  • Masters in Social Work (without ASWB Master's Exam)
  • None
  • Ongoing Supervision
  • Continual
  • Ongoing Supervison
  • None
  • $50 to the Louisians Social Work State Board
  • None
  • No Fee
  • Every Year
  • 20 clock hours: Must include three hours of Social Work Ethics per renewal period
  • $25 to the Louisians Social Work State Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Louisiana Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Louisiana

Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (LCSW-BACS) Application

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW): Application

Certified Social Worker (CSW) Application

Registered Social Worker (RSW) Application

Louisiana Social Work Board

State Board of Social Work Examiners
18550 Highland Road, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-756-3470

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