Maine Licensed Social Worker (LSW) Guide - 2024
AKA: Maine LSW License
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The Licensed Social Worker (LSW) accreditation from the Board authorizes a social worker to practice non-clinical social work at an entry-level. During their first 3,200 hours of post-licensure work experience, LSWs must work under supervision. The following requirements must be met to apply for LSW in Maine.
To be eligible for an LSW license in Maine, you must hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the Council of Social Work Education accredited program. As an alternative, you may have proven equivalency by completing supervised experience under a Licensed Social Worker Conditional license.
Here you can find all schools offering social work degree programs in Maine.
All LSW applicants are required to take and pass the Association of Social Works Boards(ASWB) qualifying exam. Before sitting for the ASWB exam, ensure you apply to the board first. Then take the following steps toward taking the exam:
Following a successful application, an Authorization To Test(ATT)—containing all you’ll need for the examination—will be sent to your mail. You should find more information about scheduling the exam there. The board will receive your scores within two weeks after your exam.