Louisiana Registered Social Worker (RSW) Guide - 2023

AKA: Louisiana RSW License

Last Reviewed: May 9th, 2022

Louisiana Registered Social Worker (RSW) Licensure Process

The first level of social work license in Louisiana is the Licensed Registered Social Worker (LRSW). An LRSW may practice non-clinical social work under an agency or organization. The following are the requirements needed to get this license.

Education requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited program. Here you can find all schools offering social work degree programs in Louisiana.

Applying for Licensure as a Registered Social Worker

  • Fill out and submit the RSW application form on the board’s website. Fill out every section, using N/A for a question that is not applicable. Submit every requirement, including your social security number.
  • Pay the $53 application fee.
  • Request for your official transcript from the registrar of your school. Your school’s registrar should send it directly to the board.
  • The board requires all candidates to do a criminal background history check. You can get more instructions on how to go about this here.
  • After 10-15 days of reviewing your application, you should receive your license.

For more information on the application process, you can visit the board’s website to get the handbook provided to guide you through the entire process.