South Carolina Social Work License: LICSW-CP, LISW-AP, LISW, LMSW, LBSW Licensing

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South Carolina Social Work License Requirements

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

 

South Carolina LISW-AP and LISW-CP

In South Carolina the two advanced licenses are the Licensed Independent Social Worker Advanced Practice (LISW-AP) and the Licensed Independent Social Worker Clinical Practice (LISW-CP).  Both licenses require the Licensed Masters Social Work license to begin supervision (LMSW).  Once you have the LMSW you select your focus, either clinical (LISW-CP) or non-clinical (LISW-AP). The qualification for these are listed in the tables below.

 

  • South 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.Social Work Experience Hour Requirement
  • Education During Supervision
  • 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 ASWB 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
  • South Carolina

  • LISW-AP

  • Masters or Doctorate in Social Work (Including 90 academic hours in advanced social work practice with communities and organizations- Official Transcript is required)
  • LMSW
  • 3000 hours of post LMSW social work practice over the course of two year minumum and four year maximum period. The supervision must be under a LISW-AP
  • 15 academic contact hours or 20 CEU hours training in ethics
  • 100 hours of face to face supervision, 50% of the supervision may be in a group
  • South Carolina LISW-AP
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Bachelors ExamAdvanced Generalist ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $45 to South Carolina SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $25 In person service fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CEU hours: 20 hours training must be from a Social Worker
  • $90 to South Carolina SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
  • South Carolina

  • LISW-CP

  • Masters or Doctorate in Social Work (Including 45 academic contact hours in psychopathology and psycho-diagnostics- Official Transcript Required)
  • LMSW
  • 3000 hours of post LMSW social work practice over the course of two year minumum and four year maximum period. The supervision must be under a LISW-CP
  • 15 academic contact hours or 20 CEU hours training in ethics
  • 100 hours of face to face supervision, 50% of the supervision may be in a group
  • South Carolina LISW-CP
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamClinical ASWB Exam

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $45 to South Carolina SW Board
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $25 in person service fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CEU hours: 20 hours training must be from a Social Worker
  • $90 to South Carolina SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

South Carolina LMSW and LBSW Licenses

In South Carolina two entry credentials are the Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) credential and the Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW).  This information is summarized in the table below.

 

  • South 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.Social Work 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 ASWB 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
  • South Carolina

  • LBSW

  • 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 South Carolina SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CEU hours: 20 hours training must be from a Social Worker
  • $90 to South Carolina SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates
  • South Carolina

  • LMSW

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

    More information for this
    Social Work Exam
  • $40 to South Carolina SW Board
  • $230 to ASWB
  • No Fee
  • Every 2 years
  • 40 CEU hours: 20 hours training must be from a Social Worker
  • $90 to South Carolina SW Board
  • Get License Updates Newsletter Sign Up - License and Certification Updates

 

 

 South Carolina Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in South Carolina

Licensed Independent Social Worker Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) Application

Licensed Independent Social Worker Advanced Practice (CSW-AP): Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW): Application

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW): Application

 South Carolina Social Work Board

Board of Social Work Examiners
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
803-896-4664

South Carolina Social Work License

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