Maine Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Guide - 2023
AKA: Maine LCSW License
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This is the next step after obtaining your Licensed Master of Social Worker, Conditional Clinical(MC) license. This license is given to social workers who have gone through all the training and met the requirements to practice independently in a clinical social work setting. These requirements include
To apply for this license, you’ll need a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program or a doctorate in social work.
Here you can find all schools offering social work degree programs in Maine.
Aspiring LCSWs must pass the Association of Social Work Boards(ASWB) qualifying exam. In getting your MC license, you must have taken and passed the ASWB masters exam. However, to get an LCSW license, you’ll need to take the ASWB clinical exams.
First, you’ll need to apply for licensure to Maine’s board. The board reviews your application and gives you a go-ahead to apply for the ASWB clinical exam.
To apply, go to the ASWB website and click on “Register For the Exam” on the opening page.
A fee of $260 is required for this exam.
Complete and submit the form, then you’ll be sent an Authorization To Test (ATT). ATT contains information to help you schedule your exam.
After the exam, the ASWB sends your score to the board.
With your MC license, you’re required to have completed at least 3200 hours of supervised clinical experience within a period of two to four years. However, if your master’s program did not have a clinical concentration, then 6400 hours of supervised clinical experience is required within a maximum period of four years.
You’ll need to provide three professional recommendation letters to get the LCSW license.
The board will be notified of your scores within two weeks of your taking the exam. If you pass, your license will be emailed to you.