New Mexico Social Work License: LISW, LMSW, LBSW Licensing – Licensure

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New Mexico Social Work License Requirements

New Mexico Social Work License
In the tables below are consolidated information for New Mexico social work license requirements. 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 Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners.  We review and update our social work license information for New Mexico on a periodic basis.

 

New Mexico LISW and LMSW

In New Mexico the two clinical licenses are the Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and the Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW).  In order to become an LISW you must first become an LMSW and this information is listed in the table below.

A note about the ASWB exam for the LISW from the NM Board “Candidates with a masters degree in social work, who wish to provide mental health services (psychotherapy,
counseling, etc) must take the Clinical category of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) examination.
Candidates with a master’s degree in social work, who wish to represent themselves as social workers and provide
social work services only (case management, psychosocial assessments, etc) may choose to take EITHER the
Advanced or Clinical category of the ASWB examination.”

 

  • New Mexico 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 Mexico

  • LMSW

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

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to the New Mexico SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 15 CEU's annually total 30 CEU's per renewal period
  • $75 to the New Mexico SW Board
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  • New Mexico

  • LISW

  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • 3600 hours Clinical Experience
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  • 90 hours direct supervision Ratio: 40 hours SW service to 1 hour supervision
  • Advanced Generalist ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $125 to the New Mexico SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 15 CEU's annually total 30 CEU's per renewal period
  • $100 to the New Mexico SW Board
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New Mexico LBSW

In New Mexico the bachelors level social work credential is the Licensed Bachelors Social Worker (LBSW). The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • New Mexico 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
  • New Mexico

  • LBSW

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

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $75 to the New Mexico State Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 15 CEU's annually: total 30 CEU's per renewal period
  • $50 to the New Mexico State Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

New Mexico Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in New Mexico

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) Application

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW): Application

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW): Application

 New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners

2550 Cerrillos Rd.
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-4890

New Mexico Social Work License

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