North Carolina Certified Social Work Manager (CSWM) Guide - 2024

AKA: North Carolina CSWM License

Social Worker License

by Social Worker License Staff

Updated: May 2nd, 2022

North Carolina Certified Social Work Manager (CSWM) Licensure Process

CSWM certification allows you to practice non-clinical social work and manage social workers. CSWMs work as administrative, social workers.

Education Requirements

A BSW, MSW, DSW, or Ph.D. from a CSWE-accredited college or university is needed for this particular certification.

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Experience Requirements

CSWMs need 3,000 hours of paid post-graduate employment in social work administrative duties. A social work administrator should supervise one hundred of the hours, and 50 hours can be completed through group supervision. The supervisor’s experience must be in mental health or social work environments for at least five years. They must also be in good standing with the Board.

Background Check

A criminal background check will be run, and if you don’t have any felonies, misdemeanors, or other violations that would disqualify you from obtaining a license, there will be no problem passing. If you have a record that may render you ineligible for licensure, the Board will review your information and decide on your status. You may still be allowed to apply for a social work license or certification, depending on the nature of the offense.

Applying for Certification as a Certified Social Work Manager

The next step is to submit the application packet with your three professional references. Leave these references in their sealed envelopes and send them to the Board with the $145 application fee. A sealed copy of your official transcript must also be submitted.

Examination Requirements

Request permission from the Board via the Exam Request Form to take the required test. Pay the $40 fee and let them know in writing you are planning to take the Advanced Generalist exam. After they approve your eligibility, you can register and take the ASWB Advanced Generalist exam. The testing fee is $260, and when the Board receives your passing score, you’ll be granted the CSWM certification.