Missouri Social Worker License Reciprocity Guide - 2024

Social Worker License

by Social Worker License Staff

Updated: May 14th, 2022

Reciprocity Agreement

The State Committee for Social Workers makes a provision for social workers who hold valid licenses in another state to convert such licenses for validity in Missouri through the reciprocity application. For a fee of $75, prospective licensees can apply for an equivalent license in Missouri provided that the requirements fulfilled in the application for their old license are at the same level or higher than that required for the same license in Missouri.

All applicants via this route must request that verification of licensure be sent to the committee from the relevant social work board in every state that they have ever been licensed. The form can be accessed on page 4 here. Their application form (pages 2-3 here) must be sent via mail with a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order for the $75 application fee made payable to the committee.

In addition to this, the board must also receive a copy of the results of a fingerprint-based background check done on them and proof of their completion of at least 2 hours of suicide prevention training.