Ohio Social Work License: LISW, LSW, SWA, SWT Licensing – Licensure

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Ohio Social Work License Requirements

Ohio Social Work License
The tables below contain consolidated information for  Ohio social work licenses 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 Ohio State Board of Social Work Examiners.  We review and update our social work license information for  Ohio a periodic basis.

 

Ohio LISW and LSW

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

A note about the ASWB exam for the LISW, candidates with a masters degree in social work, who wish to provide mental health services (psychotherapy, counseling, etc) must take the clinical 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 ASWB examination.”

 

  • Ohio 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
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  • LSW

  • Bachelors, Masters Degree or Doctorate in Social Work
  • SWA or None
  • None
  • None
  • N/A
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $60 to Ohio SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 Years
  • 30 classroom hours
  • $60 to Ohio SW Board
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  • LISW

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • LSW
  • 3000 hours Clinical Experience with 2 year minimum
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  • 150 hours of Supervision 1 time per 20 hours of SW practive
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical and Adv. General ExamClinical ASWB exam for clinical work or the Advanced Generalist ASWB Exam for macro or casework

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    Social Work Exam
  • $75 to Ohio SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 30 classroom hours
  • $75 to Ohio SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

Ohio SWA and SWT

In Ohio the bachelors level credential is the Registered Social Work Assistant (SWA) designation.  When in school for a masters degree in social work it is possible to apply for the Social Worker Trainee (SWT) designation. The information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Ohio 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

 

Ohio Social Work License Applications and Questions

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Ohio

Licensed Independant Social Worker (LISW) Application

Licensed Social Worker (LSW): Application

Social Worker Associate (SWA): Application

 Social Worker Trainee (SWT): Application

 Ohio Social Work Board

50 West Broad St, Suite 1075
Columbus, OH 43215-5919
614-466-0912

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