Michigan Social Work License: LMSW-C, LMSW-M, LLMSW, LBSW, LLBSW, RSST

Michigan social work license

Michigan Social Work License Requirements

Michigan Social Work License

 

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

Michigan LMSW-C and LMSW-M Licensure

In Michigan the two professional social work licenses are the Licensed Masters Social Worker Clinical (LMSW-C) and the Licensed Masters Social Worker Macro (LCSW-M). Both of these licenses require the Licensed Masters Social Work (LMSW) credential. Upon completion of the LMSW the social worker can specialize in either. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Michigan 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
  • Resiprosity means that a license from the issuing state will trasfer to another state. IMPORTANT: Not all licenses will transfer across states. Click the link for a PDF chart. Free State Board Monitoring Service
  • Michigan

  • LMSW-M

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • Post LMSW an additional 2,000 hours (1 year) after the LMSW of post-degree social work experience in macro
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  • 50 hours of supervision over 1 year
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Advanced Generalist ExamNone
  • $40 to the Michigan SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 3 years
  • 45 CE hours per renewal period which must include 5 hours ethics and one hour of pain management
  • $75 to the Michigan SW Board
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  • LMSW-C

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • Post LMSW an additional 2,000 hours (1 year) after the LMSW of post-degree social work experience in clinical
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  • 50 hours of supervison over 1 year
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamNone
  • $40 to the Michigan SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 3 years
  • 45 CE hours per renewal period which must include 5 hours ethics and one hour of pain management
  • $75 to the Michigan SW Board
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Michigan LLMSW and LMSW

In Michigan the masters  level social work licenses are the Limited Licensed masters Social Worker (LLMSW) and Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW). In order to qualify for the LLMSW a masters degree in social work is needed. In Michigan the LLMSW is needed in order to qualify for the LMSW. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Michigan 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
  • Michigan

  • LLMSW

  • Masters in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • No Exam
  • $40 to the Michigan SW Board
  • None
  • No Fee
  • limited to a total of 6 years
  • 45 CE hours per renewal period which must include 5 hours ethics and one hour of pain management
  • $25 to the Michigan SW Board
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  • LMSW

  • Masters in Social Work
  • LLMSW
  • 4000 hours of social work experience in a minimum of 2 years
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  • 100 hours total supervised hours at ratio of 4 hours per month
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamClinical ASWB Exam (for Clinical Designation) or the Advanced Generalist Exam (for Macro Designation)

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  • $40 to the Michigan SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • every 3 years
  • 45 CE hours per renewal period which must include 5 hours ethics and one hour of pain management
  • $75 to the Michigan SW Board
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Michigan LLBSW and LBSW

In Michigan the bachelors level social work licenses are the Limited Licensed Bachelors Social Worker (LLBSW) and the Licensed Bachelors Social Worker (LBSW) . The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Michigan 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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  • LLBSW

  • Bachelors in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • $40 to the Michigan Social Work Board
  • None
  • None
  • Limited to a total of 6 years
  • 45 CE hours per renewal period which must include 5 hours ethics and one hour of pain management
  • $25 to the Michigan Social Work Board
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  • LBSW

  • Bachelors in Social Work
  • LLBSW
  • 4,000 hours of supervised post-degree social work experience over at least a two year period.
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  • 100 hours of supervision while gaining the 4,000 hours experience required. Ratio 4 hours per month.
  • Bachelors ASWB Exam

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  • $40 to the Michigan Social Work Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • None
  • every 3 years
  • 45 CE hours per renewal period which must include 5 hours ethics and one hour of pain management
  • $75 to the Michigan Social Work Board
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Michigan RSST

In Michigan the associate level qualification is the Registered Social Service Technician (RSST).  There are several ways to attain the RSST and this information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Michigan 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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  • RSST (with associates degree in related human services)

  • Associates degree in related human service field
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • $40 to Michigan State Board
  • Every 3 years
  • None
  • $75 to the Michigan State Board
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Michigan LSST and RSST with Some College

In Michigan there is a way to attain social work credentials with two years of college as a Registered Social Service Technician (RSST). To qualify you must first become a Limited Social Service Technician (LSST) and gain approved supervision .  This information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Michigan 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.Work 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
  • Michigan

  • RSST (with two years college)

  • Two years college in any subject
  • LSST
  • 2,000 hours human services experience over one year
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  • Under weekly supervision for one year
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • $40 to Michigan State Board
  • 3 years
  • None
  • $75 to the Michigan State Board
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Michigan LSST and RSST with High School Degree

In Michigan it is possible to qualify as a Registered Social Service Technician with a high school degree. To qualify you must first become a Limited Social Service Technician (LSST) and gain approved supervision .  This information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Michigan 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.Work 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
  • Michigan

  • LSST

  • No College
  • None
  • 1 year of supervised social work experience
  • BSW or MSW
  • Ongoing for one year
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • $40 to Michigan State Board
  • 3 years
  • None
  • $25 to the Michigan State Board
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Michigan Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Michigan

Licensed Masters Social Worker-Clinical (LMSW-C) Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker-Macro  (LMSW-M) Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW): Application

Licensed Bachelor’s Social Worker (LBSW): Application

Licensed Limited Bachelor’s Social Worker (LLBSW): Application

Social Service Technician (SST): Application

Limited Social service Technician (LSST): Application

Michigan Social Work Board

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Board of Social Work
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, Michigan 48909
(517) 335-0918
www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

Michigan Social Work License

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