North Carolina Social Licensure by Reciprocity Guide - 2024

AKA: NC Social Work License by Substantial Equivalency

Social Worker License

by Social Worker License Staff

Updated: May 2nd, 2022

Licensed social workers from other jurisdictions are not automatically allowed to practice in North Carolina. However, the Board reviews each application. Depending on the applicant’s qualifications, they may be granted licensure or certification by substantial equivalency. Each applicant is required to complete an application packet for their level of licensure and provide verification of their existing license. ASWB scores must also be submitted to the Board for consideration.