Ohio Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation (LISW-S) Guide - 2022

AKA: Ohio LISW-S License

Last Reviewed: May 2nd, 2022

Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation (LISW-S) Licensure Process

LISW-S is a special designation for LISWs, enabling them to supervise LSWs. To be considered for the designation, you must complete the following steps:

  • Be licensed as an LISW for a minimum of one year
  • After receiving your LISW, you must complete nine hours of supervised continuing education (CE)
  • Finish a master’s level supervision course from an approved college or university

After completing the above steps, apply for the “S” endorsement on the eLicense site. Upload and attach the paperwork verifying your supervised continuing education hours. The Board will then issue the endorsement to your license. You’ll need to complete three hours of CE each renewal period to keep your special designation.