Maine Social Work License: LCSW, CSW-IP, LMSW, LMSW-CC, LSW, LSX Licensing

Maine Social Work License

Maine Social Work License Requirements

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

 

Maine LCSW and CSW-IP

In Maine the clinical licenses are the Certified Social Worker-Independent Practice (CSW-IP) and the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  The qualification for these are listed in the tables below.

 

  • Maine 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-IP

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • None
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  • Ongoing with Social Work Clinical work
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  • $50 to the Maine SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $125 to the Maine SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 25 hours of CEU's during renewal period
  • $125 to the Maine SW Board
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  • LCSW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • CSW-IP
  • 2 years paid social work experience
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  • 96 hours direct supervision at a ratio of 4 per month-1 per week
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  • $50 to the Maine SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $125 to the Maine SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 25 hours of CEU's during renewal period
  • $125 to the Maine SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 
 

Maine LMSW and LMSW-CC Licenses

In Maine the two master’s level credentials are the  Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) credential and the Licensed Masters Social Worker- Clinical Conditional  (LMSW-CC). Upon graduation the LMSW can be applied for through the Maine Social Work Board. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Maine 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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  • LMSW-CC

  • Masters in Social Work
  • LSW
  • Holding Certification while under supervisor for LMSW
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  • Must be under supervison while employed as a Social Worker
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Maine SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $100 to the Maine SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 25 CEU's during the renewal period
  • $100 to the Maine SW Board
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  • LMSW

  • Masters in Social Work
  • LMSW-CC
  • 3200 clinical hours full time or 6400 part time experience
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  • Full time work: 96 hours direct supervision Ratio: 4 per month-1 per week : Part time work: 192 hours direct supervision Ratio: 4 per month-1 per week
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Maine SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $100 to the Maine SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 25 CEU's during the renewal period
  • $100 to the Maine SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Maine LSW Social Work License

In Maine the Licensed Social Work (LSW) credential is the entry level license for the master’s degree but can also be acquired with a bachelor’s degree.  The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Maine 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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  • LSW with BA/BS

  • Bachlores in Social Work
  • LSX
  • 3200 hours
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  • Full time work: 96 hours direct supervision Ratio: 4 per month-1 per week : Part time work: 192 hours direct supervision Ratio: 4 per month-1 per week
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Maine State Social Work Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $70 to the Maine State Social Work Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 25 CEU's every renewal period
  • $70 to the Maine State Social Work Board
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  • LSW with BSW

  • Masters in Social Work
  • LSX
  • 3200 hours
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  • Full time work: 96 hours direct supervision Ratio: 4 per month-1 per week : Part time work: 192 hours direct supervision Ratio: 4 per month-1 per week
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Maine State Social Work Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $70 to the Maine State Social Work Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 25 CEU's every renewal period
  • $70 to the Maine State Social Work Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 
 

Maine LSX License

In Maine the Licensed Social Worker-conditional can be applied for with a bachelor’s degree and is the entry level Maine Social Work License. This information is listed in the table below.

 

  • Maine 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
  • Maine

  • LSX

  • Bachelors of Arts or Sciences
  • None
  • 2 years post graduate experience
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • $50 to the Maine State Social Work Board
  • No test
  • $70 to the Maine State Social Work Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 25 CEU's per renewal period
  • $70 to the Maine State Social Work Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

Maine Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Maine

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Certified Social Worker Independent Practice (CSW-IP): Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW): Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker Conditional Clinical (LMSW-CC): Application

Licensed  Social Worker (LSW): Application

Licensed Social Worker Conditional (LSX): Application

 Maine Social Work Board

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