Vermont Social Work License Requirements

In the tables below are consolidated information for social work licenses in Vermont. Social Work has summarized this information to make it simple for social workers to understand.


All information presented can be found at the Vermont State Board of Social Work Examiners.  We review and update our social work license information for Vermont on a periodic basis.


Vermont LCSW or LICSW License

Vermont has one of the simplest social work licensing structures in the country. There is one clinical license, the Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).  It is also acceptable to call this the Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW).  To be clear, the LICSW and the LCSW are the same thing in Vermont. The information to become an LCSW/LICSW in Vermont is listed in the table below. There is no bachelors level certifications or licensure.


  • Vermont License


  • 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 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
  • Vermont


  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • 3000 hours of clinical experience in minimum of 2 years
  • Click here to find a Social Work Supervisor in your areaVermont LCSW or Pschiatrist or Psychologist

    Vermont Social Work Supervision
  • 75 hours at ratio: 1 supervision hour to 40 hours of practice. 50% must be indibidual
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • $100 to Vermont SW Board
  • $268 to ASWB
  • None
  • Every 2 Years
  • 20 CEU hours with 1.5 hours in ethics
  • $125 to Vermont Board of SW
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Vermont Social Work License Applications and Questions


Application Forms for Social Work License in Vermont

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW/LCSW) Application

Vermont Social Work Board

Board of Social Work
Office of Professional Regulation
National Life Building
North Floor 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402

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