Minnesota Social Work License: LICSW, LISW, LGSW, LSW Licensing – Licensure

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minnesota-social-work-licenseMinnesota Social Work License Requirements

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

 

Minnesota LICSW and LISW

In Minnesota the professional clinical license is the Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and the professional generalist license is the Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). The qualification for these are listed in the tables below.

 

  • Minnesotta 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
  • Minnesotta

  • LISW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • LGSW
  • 2 years full time SW experience or 4000 hours of social work experince
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  • 75 total hours of supervision. Ratio: 3 supervision hours to 160 Social work clinical experience hours.
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Advanced Generalist ExamAdvanced Generalist

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  • $45 to the Minnesotta SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $216 to the Minnesotta SW Board
  • Every 2 Years
  • 40 CE hours which must include 2 clock hours of ethics
  • $216 to the Minnesotta SW Board
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  • Minnesotta

  • LICSW

  • Masters of Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • LICSW
  • Minimum of 4000 and maximum of 8000 hours of Clinical Experience
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  • 200 total hours of supervision. Ratio: 3 supervision hours to 160 Social work clinical experience hours.
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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  • $45 to the Minnesotta SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $238.50 to the Minnesotta SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CE hours which must include 2 clock hours of ethics
  • $238.50 to the Minnesotta SW Board
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Minnesota LGSW and LSW Licenses

In Minnesota the masters level credentials is the Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)  and the bachelors social work credential is the Licensed Social worker (LSW).  The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Minnesota 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 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
  • Minnesota

  • LSW

  • Bachelors in Social Work
  • None
  • 4,000 hours of social work experience
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  • 100 total hours of supervision. Ratio: 4 hours of supervision per 160 Social work experience hours.
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamBachelors ASWB Exam

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  • $45 to the Minnesotta SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $81 to the Minnesotta SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CE hours which must include 2 clock hours of ethics
  • $81 to the Minnesotta SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
  • Minnesota

  • LGSW

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

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    Social Work Exam
  • $45 to the Minnesotta SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $144 to the Minnesotta SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CE hours which must include 2 clock hours of ethics
  • $144 to the Minnesotta SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Minnesota Social Work License Applications and Questions

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Minnesota

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) Application

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-IP): Application

Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW): Application

Licensed Social Worker (LSW): Application 

 Minnesota Social Work Board

2829 University Ave SE, Suite 340
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3239
(612) 617-2100; (888) 234-1320;
FAX (612) 617-2103
Hearing/Speech Relay: (800) 627-3529
Email: social.work@state.mn.us

Minnesota Social Work License

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