New Jersey Social Work License: LCSW, LSW, CSW Licensing – Licensure

New Jersey social work license

New Jersey Social Work License Requirements

New Jersey Social Work License
In the tables below are consolidated information for social work licensure in New Jersey.  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 New Jersey  State Board of Social Work Examiners. We review and update our social work license information for New Jersey a periodic basis.

 

 

New Jersey LCSW and LSW Licensure

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

 

  • New Jersey 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
  • New Jersey

  • LSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
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  • $75 to the New Jersey SW Board
  • None
  • $120 to the New Jersey SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 30 CEU's with 5 of those CEU's in ethics
  • $120 to the New Jersey SW Board
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  • New Jersey

  • LCSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LSW
  • Must have 2 years SW clinical experience complete in a minumum of 2 and a maximum of 3 years
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  • 1920 direct supervision hours at a ratio of 1 hour supervision per week
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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  • $75 to the New Jersey SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $160 to the New Jersey SW Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CEU's: at least 20 CEU's must be in clinical practice and 5 CEU's in ethics
  • $160 to the New Jersey SW Board
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New Jersey CSW Licensure

In New Jersey a bachelors in social work and or a bachelors in a related field are required for the Certified Social Worker (CSW) designation. Upon graduation the certification can be obtained through the New Jersey Social Work Board. Information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • New Jersey 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.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 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
  • New Jersey

  • CSW (with related degree)

  • Bachelors in related degree earned prior to april 6th, 1995 or must have 1600 hours social work experience in any consecutive 18 month period
  • None
  • 1600 hours in any consecutive month 18 period
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • $75 to the New Jersey State Social Work Board
  • None
  • $70 to the New Jersey State Social Work Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 20 CEU's: must include 5 CEU's of Social Work Ethics training
  • $70 to the New Jersey State Social Work Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
  • New Jersey

  • CSW (with BSW)

  • Bachelors in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • $75 to the New Jersey State Social Work Board
  • None
  • $70 to the New Jersey State Social Work Board
  • Every 2 years
  • 20 CEU's: must include 5 CEU's of Social Work Ethics training
  • $70 to the New Jersey State Social Work Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

New Jersey Social Work License Applications and Questions

 Application Forms for Social Work License in New Jersey

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Social Worker (LSW): Application

Certified Social Worker (CSW): Application

 New Jersey Social Work Board

P. O. Box 45033
Newark, NJ 07101
973-504-6495

New Jersey Social Work License

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