Mississippi Social Work License: LCSW, LMSW, LSW Licensing – Licensure

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Mississippi Social Work License Requirements

Mississippi Social Work License

 

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

 

Mississippi LCSW Licensure with Macro or Clinical Focus

In Mississippi the professional license is the License Certified Social Worker (LCSW). This license can have a macro or clinical focus. For a clinical focus the supervision and work experience needs to be completed in a clinical setting and the ASWB clinical exam passed. To qualify for the LCSW macro the supervision and experience is non-clinical and the ASWB generalist exam is required. In order to become either an LCSW with clinical or generalist focus you must first become an LMSW and this information is listed in the table below.

 

  • Mississippi 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.Social Work Expierence 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. Social Work Supervision
  • Required supervision time with supervisorClinical Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. ASWB Social Work Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee ASWB Social Work 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
  • Mississippi

  • LCSW (macro focus)

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • 2 years of macro social work expereince
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  • 100 direct supervision hours at a ratio of: 30 hours SW service to 1 hour of supervision
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Advanced Generalist ExamAdvanced Generalist ASWB Exam

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  • $25 to Mississippi Board of Social Work
  • None
  • $100 to the Mississippi SW Board
  • None
  • 40 clock hours per 2 year renewal period including 4 hours of ethics and 2 hours of cultural diversity
  • $100 to the Mississippi SW Board
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  • Mississippi

  • LCSW (clinical focus)

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • 3000 hours social work clinical experience
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  • 100 direct supervision hours at a ratio: 30 hours SW service to 1 hour of supervision
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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  • $25 to Mississippi Board of Social Work
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $100 to the Mississippi SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 clock hours per 2 year renewal period including 4 hours of ethics and 2 hours of cultural diversity
  • $100 to the Mississippi SW Board
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Mississippi LMSW and LSW Licensure

In Mississippi the masters license is the Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW). Upon graduation from an accredited school with an MSW this license can be attained after completion of the ASWB masters exam. The bachelors social work licenses is the Licensed Social Worker (LSW). Upon graduation with a bachelors degree this license can be applied for through the Mississippi Social Work Board after completing the ASWB bachelors exam. Information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Mississippi 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.Social Work Experience 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. Social Work Supervision
  • Required supervision time with supervisorSocial Work Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. ASWB Social Work Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee ASWB Social Work 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
  • Mississippi

  • LSW

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

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  • $25 to the Mississippi SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • $75 to the Mississippi SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 clock hours per 2 year renewal period including 4 hours of ethics and 2 hours of cultural diversity
  • $70 to the Mississippi SW Board
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  • Mississippi

  • LMSW

  • Masters in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • Masters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $25 to the Mississippi SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $100 to the Mississippi SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 clock hours per 2 year renewal period including 4 hours of ethics and 2 hours of cultural diversity
  • $100 to the Mississippi SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

Mississippi Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

Application Forms for Social Work License in Mississippi

Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) Application

Licensed Social Worker (LSW): Application

The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists

350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, 3rd Floor Suite 3635
Post Office Box 4508 • Jackson, MS 39296-4508
(601) 987-6806 • Fax:  (601) 987-6808

 


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