Oklahoma Licensed Social Worker with Administration Specialty (LSW-ADM) Guide - 2023
AKA: Oklahoma LSW-ADM License
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LSW-ADMs in Oklahoma can provide non-clinical and administrative services. The services include:
An MSW degree from a CSWE-approved program is required for LSW-ADM licensure.
Your supervised administrative and social work experience must be completed in two years. At least 4,000 hours of postgraduate work must be completed on a full-time basis. One hundred hours have to be spent under supervision. As with other supervised experiences in Oklahoma, a supervision plan must be submitted to the Board for approval before you begin accumulating hours. The Board-approved supervisor will periodically send in evaluations to document your progress, and a supervision log is kept to record your experience.
You will have a criminal background check completed before moving on with the licensure process. Visit the Idemia website for registration and select whether you’ll have your fingerprints taken manually or digitally.
Once you visit the fingerprinting facility, you will have to pay the fees associated with the background check. While a criminal record may not keep you from obtaining a license, it will require you to go before the Board and explain the infraction. They will then decide if you are eligible to continue applying for a license.
As with all Oklahoma social work licenses, you’ll need to submit an application to the Board for approval. The $150 application should be included along with your fingerprints. If the Board does not have your MSW transcript, contact your school and request it be sent.
The Board issues a provisional license once your application is processed. You can practice for one year while under supervision as an LSW-ADM. Take this time to study for the exam. After receiving a passing score, the Board will issue your permanent license, and you can start supervising others after completing the supervised training.
You must pass the ASWB Advanced Generalist exam to obtain this licensure. The registration fee for the 170 multiple-choice test is $260.