State Licensing Boards
State Licensing Boards

Licensing tests throughout the United States are created and administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). The ASWB develops the licensing tests by analyzing practice throughout the United States. The tests are based on what social workers do, as well as what they they know. They are designed to measure and establish a minimum level of practice competence and to protect the public from incompetent or poorly prepared practitioners.

NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO GO?!

You'll find the address and phone number of state boards of registration listed below. Call or write them for applications for licenses, to schedule tests, to appeal their decisions or to complain.




ASSOCIATION OF
SOCIAL WORK
BOARDS
400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B 
Culpepper, VA 22701
703-829-6880 
800-274-2021
State Mailing Address Phone

ALABAMA

Board Of Social Work Examiners
Folsom Administrative Building
64 North Union Street, Suite 129
Montgomery , AL 36130-1620

334-242-5860
888-879-3672

ALASKA

Board Of Social Work Examiners
Division Of Occupational Licensing
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

907-465-2551

ARIZONA

Board Of Behavioral Health Examiners
1400 West Washington, Suite 350
Phoenix, AZ 85007

602-542-1882

ARKANSAS

Social Work Licensing Board
P.O. Box 250381
Little Rock, AR 72225

501-372-5071

CALIFORNIA

Board Of Behavioral Sciences
400 R Street Suite 3150
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-445-4933

COLORADO

Social Work Examiners Board
1560 Broadway, Suite 1370
Denver, CO 80202

303-894-7766

CONNECTICUT

Department of Public Health
Clinical Social Worker Licensure
410 Capital Road
MS# 12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06314-0308

860-509-7567

DELAWARE

Board Of Clinical Social Work Examiners
861 Silver Lake Blvd. Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467

302-739-4522

FLORIDA

Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #C08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258

850-245-4474

GEORGIA

Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
237 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, GA 31217

478-207-1670

HAWAII

DCCA-PVL
Att: SW
PO Box 3469
Honolulu , HI 96801

808-586-3000

IDAHO

Board Of Social Work Examiners
Bureau Of Occupational Licensing
1109 Main Street Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642

208-334-3233

ILLINOIS

Social Work Examining And Disciplinary Board
Dept. Of Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

217-785-0800

INDIANA

Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor Board
Health Professions Bureau
Indiana Government Center
402 West Washington St. Rm 041
Indianapolis, IN 46204

317-234-2064

IOWA

Board Of Social Work Examiners
Bureau Of Professional Licensure
Lucas State Office Building--5th Floor
Des Moines , IA 50319-0075

515-281-4422

KANSAS

Behavioral Science Regulatory Board
712 S. Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603-3817

785-296-3240

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Board of Social Work
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602

502-564-3296

LOUISIANA

Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
18550 Highland Road, Suite B
Baton Rouge , LA 70809

1-800-521-1941 or 225-756-3470

MAINE

State Board Of Social Work Licensure
#35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035

207-624-8609

MARYLAND

State Board Of Social Work Examiners
Dept. Of Health And Mental Hygiene
4201 Patterson Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215

410-764-4788

MASSACHUSETTS

Board Of Registration Of Social Workers
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114

617-727-3073

MICHIGAN

Board Of Examiners Of Social Work
P.O. Box 30246
Lansing, MI 48909

517-241-9245

MINNESOTA

Board of Social Work
2829 University Ave. SE Suite 340
Saint Paul, MN 55414-3239

612-617-2100

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists
P.O. Box 4508
Jackson, MS 39296-4508

601-987-6806

MISSOURI

State Committee for Social Workers
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335

573-751-0885

MONTANA

Board Of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513 Helena, MT 59620-0513

406-841-2369

NEBRASKA

Bureau Of Examining Boards
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95007
Lincoln, NE 68509

402-471-2117

NEVADA

Board Of Examiners For Social Workers
4600 Kietzke Lane #C-121
Reno, NV 89502

775-688-2555

NEW
HAMPSHIRE

Board of Mental Health Practice
49 Donovan Street
Concord, NH 03301

603-271-6762

NEW JERSEY

State Board Of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 45033
Newark, NJ 07101

973-504-6495

NEW MEXICO

Board Of Social Work Examiners
2055 Pacheco Street, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87504

505-476-7100

NEW YORK

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Social Work Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000

518-474-3817 ext. 450

NORTH
CAROLINA

Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
P.O. Box 1043
Asheboro, North Carolina 27204

336-625-1679

NORTH
DAKOTA

Board Of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 914
Bismarck, ND 58502-0914

701-222-0255

OHIO

Counselor and Social Work Board
77 South High Street 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0340

614-466-0912

OKLAHOMA

Board Of Licensed Social Workers
3535 NW 58th
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

405-946-7230

OREGON

Oregon State Board Of Licensed Clinical Social Workers
3218 Pringle Road, SE, Suite 240
Salem, OR 97302-6310

503-378-5735

PENNSYLVANIA

State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

717-783-1389

PUERTO RICO

c/o NASW, Puerto Rico Chapter
PO Box 192051
San Juan, PR 00919-2051

787-758-3588

RHODE
ISLAND

Division of Health Services Regulation
Health Professions
3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

401-222-2827

SOUTH
CAROLINA

Board Of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211

803-896-4665

SOUTH
DAKOTA

Board Of Social Work Examiners
135 East Illinois, Suite 214
Spearfish, SD 57783

605-642-1600

TENNESSEE

Board Of Social Work
First Floor, Cordell Hull Building
425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37247-1010

888-310-4650
615-532-3202

TEXAS

State Board Of Social Work Examiners
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3183

512-719-3521
800-232-3162

UTAH

Social Worker Licensing Board
160 East 300 South
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741

801-530-6163

VERMONT

Office Of The Secretary Of State
Licensing And Registration Division
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609

802-828-2390

VIRGINIA

Board Of Social Work
6606 West Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1717

804-662-9914

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Board Of Social Work Licensure
No. 1 Subbase, 2nd Floor, Room 205
St Thomas, VI 00802

809-774-3130

WASHINGTON

Washington State Department of Health
Health Professions Quality Assurance
1300 SE Quince Street, P.O. Box 47860
Olympia, Washington, 98504-7860

360-236-4700

WASHINGTON, D.C.

DC Department of Health
DC Board of Social Work
825 North Capitol Street NE, Room 2224
Washington, DC 20002

202-442-9200

WEST
VIRGINIA

Board Of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 5459
Charleston, WV 25361

304-558-8816

WISCONSIN

Board Of Social Workers, Marriage Family 
Therapists & Professional Counselors
Dept. Of Regulation And Licensing
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935

608-266-0145

WYOMING

Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY 82002

307-777-7788