Michigan Registered Social Services Technician (RSST) Guide - 2023
AKA: Michigan RSST License
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The Registered Social Service Technician is the first step in social works licensure in Michigan. You will perform roles such as emergency intervention, determine clients’ needs through interviews, point out resources and solutions, and relay relevant client info to your supervisor.
You must meet several categories of requirements to qualify for the RSST license. These are;
Supposing you do not have the Limited Social Service Technician License (LSST), you must have obtained an Associate degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) approved university or college. Here you can find all schools offering social work degree programs in Michigan.
Studied a minimum of four courses relevant to the scope of social work for two years (60 semesters) with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0. Your school must send the Certificate of Education of Social Service Technician Registration form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Bureau of Public Licensing, PO Box 30670, Lansing, Michigan.
Again, here you can find all schools offering social work degree programs in Michigan.
Register and sit for the ASWB Bachelor’s qualifying examination and pay the $230. Afterward, have the ASWB send your result to the board, then send your license.
You will need to acquire at least 2,000 hours of social work experience for a period not less than one year under the supervision of an LBSW or LMSW license holder or their equivalent in another state. Also, you should have current employment related to the duties of a social or human services worker.
You will need one supervisory reference from an LBSW or LMSW license holder or equivalent in another state.
If you have held an RSST equivalent license with similar or higher qualifications in another state for ten years, you can apply for a Michigan RSST license.
If you do not have the LSST license, you can complete and submit the Certificate of Education for RSST form that either shows proof of completing an Associate degree from a CSWE approved institution OR shows proof that you studied a minimum of four courses relevant to the scope of social works for two years (60 semesters).
In addition, submit the Verification of Social Works Experience Form from your supervisor.
If you have an LSST license in another state, you are only required to submit the Verification of Social Works Experience Form.
Email all credentials and forms to email@example.com or mail to: Bureau of Public Licensing, PO Box 30670, Lansing, Michigan.