Montana Social Work License Requirements

In the table below is consolidated information for the social work license in Montana. Social Work has summarized this information to make it simple for social workers to understand.


All information presented can be found at the Montana State Board of Social Work Examiners.  We review and update our social work license information for Montana on a periodic basis.


Montana LCSW Licensure

Montana has one of the simplest licensure systems in the country. There is only one licensure level, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)  Information about this Licensure is listed in the table below.


  • Montana License


  • 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 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
  • Montana

  • LCSW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • 3000 hours 1500 of which in direct client contact in a minimum of 2 years
  • Click here to find a Social Work Supervisor in your areaMontana LCSW, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist

    Montana Social Work Supervision
  • 100 hours total at a ratio of 2 hours supervision for every 160 practice hours
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $50 to the Montana SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $50 to the Montana SW Board
  • Every Year
  • 20 CEU hours per year
  • $50 to the Montana SW Board
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Montana Social Work License Applications and Questions


 Application Forms for Social Work License in Montana

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application 

Montana Board of Social Work Examiners

Board of Social Work Examiners & Prof. Counselors
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

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