Massachusetts Social Work License: LICSW, LCSW, LSW, LSWA Licensing – Licensure

Massachusetts social work license

Massachusetts Social Work License Requirements

Massachusetts Social Work License

 

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

 

Massachusetts LCSW and LICSW Licensure

In Massachusetts the two Master’s level credentials are the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)  and the Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker  (LICSW). Upon graduation from an accredited MSW program and the passing of the ASWB Master’s exam, the LCSW can be applied for through the Massachusetts Social Work Board. The LICSW is attained by an LCSW with appropriate supervision and experience. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Massachusetts 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.Social Work Experience Requirements
  • 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. Social Work Supervision
  • Required supervision time with supervisorSocial Work Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. ASWB Social Work Exam
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee ASWB Social Work 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 renewalSocial Work Continuing 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
  • Massachusetts

  • LCSW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • None, this is a status name while under supervision for the LICSW
  • None
  • None
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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  • $166 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $68 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 20 Hours of CEU's
  • $68 to the Massachusetts SW Board
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  • LICSW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • LCSW
  • 3500 hours Clinical Experience in minimum of 2 years
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  • 100 direct supervision at a ratio of 35 hours SW work to 1 hour face-to-face supervision
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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  • $166 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $82 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 30 hours of CEU's
  • $166 to the Massachusetts SW Board
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Massachusetts LSW

In Massachusetts  the bachelors level social work license is the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) This license can be attained in various ways depending on your undergraduate degree. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Massachusetts 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.Social Work Experience 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. Social Work Supervision
  • Required supervision time with supervisorSocial Work Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. ASWB Social Work Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee ASWB Social Work 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 renewalSocial Work Continuing 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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  • LSW (with related degree)

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences
  • None
  • 3,500 hours of social work experience in a minimum of 2 years
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  • Ongoing face-to-face supevision until completion of social work experience hours are met. Ratio: for every 35 hours work, 1 hour supervison
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $166 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $54 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 15 CEU's per renewal period
  • $54 to the Massachusetts SW Board
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  • LSW (with BSW)

  • Bachelors in Social Work
  • None
  • None
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  • No supervision needed if you attain a Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

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  • $166 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $54 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 15 CEU's per renewal period
  • $54 to the Massachusetts SW Board
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Massachusetts LSW

In Massachusetts the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) designation can also be attained with an associates degree or partial college. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Massachusetts 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.Social Work Experience 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. Social Work Supervision
  • Required supervision time with supervisorSocial Work Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. ASWB Social Work Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee ASWB Social Work 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 renewalSocial Work Continuing 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
  • Massachusetts

  • LSW (with 2 years of college)

  • 2 years college
  • LSWA
  • 10,500 social work hours in a minimum of 5 years
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  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamOngoing face-to-face supevision until completion of social work experience hours are met. Ratio: for every 35 hours work, 1 hour supervison
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $166 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $42 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 15 CEU's every renewal period
  • $42 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
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  • LSW (with 2.5 years of college)

  • 2.5 years college
  • LSWA
  • 8,750 hours of social work hours in a minimum of 5 years
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  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamOngoing face-to-face supevision until completion of social work experience hours are met. Ratio: for every 35 hours work, 1 hour supervison
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $166 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $42 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 15 CEU's every renewal period
  • $42 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Massachusetts LSW

In Massachusetts the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) designation can also be attained with a high school degree or partial college. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Massachusetts 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.Social Work Experience 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. Social Work Supervision
  • Required supervision time with supervisorSocial Work Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. ASWB Social Work Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee ASWB Social Work 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 renewalSocial Work Continuing 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
  • Massachusetts

  • LSW (with HS diploma)

  • High School Diploma
  • LSWA
  • 17,500 hours of social work experience over a minimum of 10 years
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  • Ongoing face-to-face supevision until completion of social work experience hours are met. Ratio: for every 35 hours work, 1 hour supervison
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $166 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $54 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 15 CEU's every renewal period
  • $54 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
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  • LSW (with 1 years of college)

  • ! year college
  • LSWA
  • 14,000 hours of social work experience in a minimum of 8 years
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  • Ongoing face-to-face supevision until completion of social work experience hours are met. Ratio: for every 35 hours work, 1 hour supervison
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $166 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $54 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 15 CEU's every renewal period
  • $54 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Massachusetts LSWA

In Massachusetts the Licensed Social Worker Associate (LSWA) designation can be attained with a high school degree or partial college. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Massachusetts 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.Social Work Experience 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. Social Work Supervision
  • Required supervision time with supervisorSocial Work Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. ASWB Social Work Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee ASWB Social Work 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 renewalSocial Work Continuing 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
  • Massachusetts

  • LSWA

  • HS Diploma or or Associates Bachelors in Arts or Science
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Associates ExamAssociate ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $166 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $42 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 10 CEU's every renewal period
  • $42 to the Massachusetts SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Massachusetts Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Massachusetts

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) Application

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Social Worker (LSW): Application

Licensed  Social Worker Associate (LSWA): Application

 Massachusetts Division of Professional Licenser Board Registration of  Social Workers

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710

Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100

Phone: (617) 727-3074
Fax: (617) 727-1944
Consumer Line: (617) 727-7406(334) 242-5860

 

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