Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) Last updated 09/16/2022

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Master's level license for those who hold a Master's degree in Social Work (from a CSWE-accredited institution) and do not intend to practice clinical social work. LMSWs are not authorized to engage in clincial social work (which includes mental health health diagnosis and treatment plan development, but can practice social work independently that is not clinical in nature. Similar key words, bachelor, certificate, baccalaureate, BSW, clinical, masters, LMSW, associate, license, social work, certificate, blsw, social worker, social workers, LCSW, CSWA


Two-year license

Renewal Information

License renewal cycle of two years, with 30 units of CE required, and payment of $200 renewal fee.

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1 Week

Prerequisites and Requirements


Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited (CSWE) institution

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Examination Information

Continuing Education Requirements

30 hours of continuing education for every renewal of licensure(this license is a two year license).

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