Information on Licensure
Once you have completed your degree program in social work,
you need to prepare for the licensing exam. To practice as a
social worker in the U.S., you must be licensed! The social work
licensing examinations given throughout the U.S. are overseen by
The Association of Social Work
Boards. The Association of Social Work Boards' website
also contains many answers to common questions regarding the
licensing exam and licensure in general.
For SU MSW students - click
information on MSW Licensing Exam Prep Classes!
Study guides for each level of licensure are available in the
main campus Social Work Department Suite for students to check-out.
Students attending one of our satellite locations are encouraged
to contact their Site Coordinator for location and process of
signing out study guides. There
are also a number of study guides available for purchase online
developed by those who make-up the exams!
There are different levels of licensure and each state has different requirements that need to be met. Follow the links below for more information on
licensure in your local area. If you are planning to move out of
the region after graduation, the
Association of Social Work
Boards website has information about each of the state