Pennsylvania Social Work License: LCSW, LSW, PSW Licensing – Licensure

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Pennsylvania Social Work License Requirements

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

 

Pennsylvania LCSW and LSW Licensure

In Pennsylvania 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.

 

  • Pennsylvania 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. Social Work Supervision
  • Required supervision time with supervisorSocial Work Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. Social Work 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
  • Pennsylvania

  • LSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $25 to Pennsylvania SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 Years
  • 30 CEU hours: 3 hours must be in ethics
  • $75 to Pennsylvania SW Board
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  • Pennsylvania

  • LCSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LSW
  • 3000 hours of clinical social work experience with 3 year minimum
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    Pennsylvania Social Work Supervision
  • 150 hours of Supervision (75 individual) 2 time per week
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $45 to Pennsylvania SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 30 CEU hours: 3 hours must be in ethics
  • $75 to Pennsylvania SW Board
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Pennsylvania PSW Licensure

In Pennsylvania the Provisional Social Worker (PSW) is the designation for the bachelors level. Upon graduation with a bachelors degree this designation can be applied for through the Pennsylvania Social Work Board. The Pennsylvania Board requires passing the bachelors level ASWB exam. Information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • Pennsylvania 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. Social Work Supervision
  • Required supervision time with supervisorSocial Work Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. Social Work 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
  • Pennsylvania

  • PSW

  • Bachelors 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
  • $45 to Pennsylvania State Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 30 CEU hours: 3 hours must be in Ethics
  • $75 to the Pennsylvania State Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

Pennsylvania Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in Pennsylvania

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Social Worker (LSW) Application

Provisional Social Worker (PSW) Application 

Pennsylvania Social Work Board

P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717-783-1389

Pennsylvania Social Work License

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