Connecticut Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) Guide - 2024
AKA: Connecticut LMSW License
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A master social worker license in Connecticut allows the social worker to practice clinical social work with the supervision of an LCSW or another qualified practitioner like a physician, psychologist, or therapist.
To qualify for the examination, you need to hold a master’s degree from a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. If the diploma was awarded outside of the United States, the program completed should be deemed as an equivalent by the council. Here you can find all schools offering social work degree programs in Connecticut.
You’re in luck! You are not required to have specific work experience to qualify for the LMSW.
Next is to register and pass the master’s level examination from the Association of Social Work Boards. Once you are determined eligible to take the exam, you will get an email notification to take the test.
Download the Candidate Handbook to prepare for the exam. The handbook was prepared by the ASWB to guide applicants through the process and can be a huge help. It gives you an overview of the process and what to expect. Read and understand the handbook to avoid delays and potential mistakes in your examination and admission.
If you use English as a Second Language, or ESL, requiring special accommodations for the examination, you need to complete this form. Once done, have it notarized and submit it to:Connecticut Department of Public Health
All applicants have to submit documentation to prove their eligibility. The required documents include:
The Licensed Master Social Work is renewed every year. You need to complete 15 continuing education contact hours and pay the renewal fee of $195. If you forget to renew, you will have to apply for a reinstatement of a lapsed license.