Maryland Licensed Bachelor’s Social Worker (LBSW) Guide - 2023
AKA: Maryland LBSW License
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This is the very first license you can get in your social work journey in Maryland. To get the license, you must meet the following requirements.
Here you can find all schools offering social work degree programs in Maryland.
Another important requirement is the passage of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) qualifying exam. The examination can be scheduled on the ASWB site by clicking on “Register for the Exam” on the opening page.
The fee for the bachelor’s qualifying exam is $230 and payment is done using Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.
An Authorization to Test (ATT) will be sent to you which contains information on how you can schedule your exam on PearsonVue. The exam is done electronically and results are seen almost immediately. ASWB then sends the result to the board to continue the licensure process.
If you took an ASWB exam for another jurisdiction, you can request an official score report from ASWB. This report must be sent directly to the board.
You can contact ASWB by phone by calling 1-888-579-3926 or by filling the Score Transfer Form on the ASWB website.
Your results will be sent directly to the board within two weeks of taking the exam.
If you took the exam from another jurisdiction, visit ASWB’s site and fill out the Score Transfer Form to send your results to Maryland.
If all the requirements are met, you will be issued a license after paying a licensing fee of $75 to the board.