Maryland Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) Guide - 2024
AKA: Maryland LMSW License
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When you move up the social work ladder, the Licensed Master Social Worker license is the second level, after the Licensed Bachelor Social Worker(LBSW). The following requirements must be met to get the license.
A Master’s in Social Work degree (MSW) from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program is required to obtain an LMSW license. Here you can find all schools offering social work degree programs in Maryland.
Send a request to your school’s registrar to forward your official transcript to the board, detailing your qualifications, major, and the date your degree was given.
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) master’s qualifying exam is a requirement to obtain the LMSW license. Ensure you are deemed eligible for this exam by the board before proceeding to register. The exam is scheduled electronically via Pearson Vue.
You can register for the exam through any of the following means:
When you have done the exam, the board will receive a notification of your scores within two weeks. If you pass the exam, you’ll be issued an LMSW license after you must have paid the licensing fee of $75.