Maryland Social Work License: LCSW-C, LCSW, LGSW, LSWA Licensing – Licensure

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Maryland Social Work License Requirements

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

 

Maryland LCSW and LCSW-C Licensure

In Maryland the two advanced licenses are the Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) and the Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical (LCSW-C). The LCSW is a generalist license and the LCSW-C is a clinical license. Both first require the Licensed Graduate Social Worker qualification. This information is listed in the table below.

 

  • Maryland 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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  • LCSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LGSW
  • 3000 hours of social work experience between 2-6 consecutive years
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  • 144 total supervision hours (maximum of 72 hours group with a group size of less that 6 supervises)
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Generalist ExamGeneralist ASWB Exam

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  • $100 to the Maryland SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CUE's per renewal period
  • $200 to the Maryland SW Board
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  • LCSW-C

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LGSW
  • 3000 hours (1500 face-to-face clincial therapy hours) experience within a maximum of 2 years
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  • 144 total supervision hours (maximum of 72 hours group with a group size of less that 6 supervises)
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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  • $100 to the Maryland SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CUE's per renewal period
  • $200 to the Maryland SW Board
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Maryland LSWA and LGSW Licensure

In Maryland the MSW and BSW degree social work licenses are the Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) and the Licensed Social Work Associate (LSWA) respectfully. Upon graduation the corresponding license can be applied for through the Maryland Social Work Board. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Maryland 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
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  • LSWA

  • Bachelors in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to the Maryland SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CUE's per renewal period
  • $75 to the Maryland SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
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  • LGSW

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

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    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to the Maryland SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CUE's per renewal period
  • $150 to the Maryland SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Maryland Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Maryland

Licensed Certified  Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) Application

Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW): Application

Licensed Social Worker Associate (LSWA): Application

 Maryland Social Work Board

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Baltimore , MD 21215-2299
(410) 764-4788

 

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