Maryland Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) Guide - 2023
AKA: Maryland LCSW License
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With this license, you can practice independently in a non-clinical social work setting. Getting this license requires the following
Just like in Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW), you will also need a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) to obtain a Licensed Certified Social Worker(LCSW) license. This degree must be obtained from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program.
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)’s advanced generalist exam is required for this license. Unlike the bachelor’s and master’s exams, this exam costs $260. Payment is made either by Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.
Send an application to the board and get a go-ahead before registering for the ASWB exam. Registration can be done either online, via mail, or by fax.
The board can be sure of your ability to practice independently after you must have gotten some supervised experience. To obtain the LCSW license, you must have obtained your LMSW license with which you must have gathered 3000 hours of supervised experience in no less than two years and a minimum of 100 hours of periodic face-to-face supervision. A supervision contract must be signed by both you and your supervisor before you begin your supervised experience. The supervisor can be a Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical or an LCSW, either with at least 18 months of holding a license.
The board-approved supervisor will have to fill out a supervision verification form. If your supervisor is not board-approved, then the form is invalid.
Results will be sent to the board. Qualified persons will then be issued the LCSW license after paying the licensure fee of $75.