North Carolina Social Work License: LCSW, LCSWA, CSW, CMSW, CSWM Licensing

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North Carolina Social Work License Requirements

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

 

North Carolina LCSW and LCSWA Licensure

In North Carolina the two clinical licenses are the Licensed clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and the Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA).  In order to become an LCSW you must first become an LCSWA and this information is listed in the table below.

 

  • North Carolina 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.Experience 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
  • North Carolina

  • LCSWA

  • Masters Degree, PhD or DSW in Social Work
  • CMSW or None
  • None
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  • None
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Advanced Generalist ExamNone
  • $115 to the North Carolina Social Work Board
  • None
  • None
  • Every 2 Years
  • 40 CE's: must include 4 hours of in person ethic training
  • $140 to the North Carolina Social Work Board
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  • North Carolina

  • LCSW

  • Masters Degree, PhD or DSW in Social Work
  • LCSWA
  • 3000 hours of clinical experience with 2 year minimum
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  • Supervision 1 time per week. Ratio is 1 hour per 30 hours of work experience with at least 75% individual supervision, 25% can be group
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $115 to the North Carolina Social Work Board
  • $40 dollars request fee to North Carolina Social Work Board and $230 to ASWB
  • None
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CE's: must include 4 hours of in person ethic training
  • $150 to the North Carolina Social Work Board
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North Carolina CMSW and CSWM Licensure

In North Carolina the managerial level license is the Certified Social Work Manager (CSWM).  The CSWM requires passing the Advanced Generalist ASWB exam. The basic masters level certification is the Certified Masters Social Worker (CMSW). The CMSW is little used since it is not required to attain the LCSWP or the LCSW but it can be helpful with billing.  Information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • North Carolina 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 licenseCertification 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
  • North Carolina

  • CMSW

  • Masters Degree, PHD or DSW in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $115 to the North Carolina Social Work Board
  • $40 dollars request fee to North Carolina Social Work Board and $230 to ASWB
  • None
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CE's: must include 4 hours of in person ethic training
  • $90 to the North Carolina Social Work Board
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  • North Carolina

  • CSWM

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Social Work
  • None
  • 3000 hours over no less than 2 years in administration
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  • None
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamAdvanced Generalsit ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $115 to the North Carolina Social Work Board
  • $40 dollars request fee to North Carolina Social Work Board and $230 to ASWB
  • None
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CE's: must include 4 hours of in person ethic training
  • $90 to the North Carolina Social Work Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

North Carolina CSW Licensure

In North Carolina the Certified Social Work (CSW) credential is the bachelors level certification and requires a BSW degree and passing the ASWB Bachelors level exam. This information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • North Carolina 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
  • North Carolina

  • CSW

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

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    Social Work Exam
  • $115 to the North Carolina Social Work Board
  • $40 dollars request fee to North Carolina Social Work Board and $230 to ASWB
  • None
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CE's: must include 4 hours of in person ethic training
  • $70 to the North Carolina State Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

North Carolina Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in North Carolina

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) Application

Certified Social Work Manager (CSWM): Application

Certified Masters Social Worker (CMSW): Application 

Certified  Social Worker (CSW): Application 

North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board

1207 S. Cox Street, Suite F
PO Box 1043
Asheboro, NC 27204
336-625-1679

North Carolina Social Work License

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