Missouri Social Work License: LCSW, LAMSW, LMSW, LBSW Licensing – Licensure

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Missouri Social Work License Requirements

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

 

 

Missouri LCSW and LAMSW Licensure

In Missouri the two professional social work licenses are the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and the Licensed Advanced Macro Social Worker (LAMSW). 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.

 

 

  • Missouri 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 work experience needed to qualify for the license.Direct Service 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. 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
  • Missouri

  • LAMSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • 3000 hours macro experience within 2 year minimum and 4 year maximum
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  • Supervision 1 time per week of SW practice
  • Advanced Generalist ASWB exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $60 to Missouri SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • None specified
  • Every 2 Years
  • 30 CEU hours: 3 hours must be in Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • $58 to Missouri SW Board
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  • Missouri

  • LCSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • 3000 hours clinical experience with 2 year minimum and 4 year maximum
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  • Supervision 1 time per week of SW practive
  • Clinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $60 to Missouri SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • None specified
  • Every 2 years
  • 30 CEU hours: 3 hours must be in Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • $58 to Missouri SW Board
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Missouri LMSW

In Missouri the masters  level social work license is the Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW). In order to qualify for the LMSW a masters degree in social work is needed. In Missouri the LMSW is needed in order to qualify for the LAMSW or the LCSW. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Missouri 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
  • Missouri

  • LMSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • None
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  • Supervision 1 time per week of SW practice
  • Masters ASWB exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $60 to Missouri SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • None specified
  • Every 2 Years
  • 30 CEU hours: 3 hours must be in Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • $58 to Missouri SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

Missouri LBSW and LBSW-IP

In Missouri the bachelors level social work licenses are the Licensed Bachelors Social Worker (LBSW) and the Licensed Bachelors Social Worker Independent Practice (LBSW-IP). The LBSW requires no supervision to gain the license, while the LBSW-IP is the advanced bachelors license and does require supervision to be awarded.  The information is summarized in the table below.

  • Missouri 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
  • Missouri

  • LBSW

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • Bachelors ASWB exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $60 to Missouri SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • None specified
  • Every 2 Years
  • 30 CEU hours: 3 hours must be in Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • $58 to Missouri SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
  • Missouri

  • LBSW-IP

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work
  • LBSW
  • 3000 hours clinical experience with 2 year minimum and 4 year maximum
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  • Supervision 1 time per week of SW practive
  • Bachelors ASWB Exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $60 to Missouri SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • None specified
  • Every 2 years
  • 30 CEU hours: 3 hours must be in Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • $58 to Missouri SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

Missouri Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Missouri

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Advanced Macro Social Worker  (LAMSW) Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW): Application

Licensed Bachelor’s Social Worker Independent Practice (LBSW-IP): Application

Licensed Bachelor’s Social Worker (LBSW): Application

Missouri Social Work Board

Missouri Committee for Social Work
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO  65102-1335
573.751.0885 Telephone
573.526.3489 Fax
800.735.2966 TTY
800.735.2466 Voice Relay
lcsw@pr.mo.gov

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