Licensure is optional for social workers, although it helps demonstrate one’s knowledge, abilities, education, and experience. Each state has multiple types of social work licensure, based on the type of practice.
Association of Social Work Boards :
“ASWB develops and maintains the social work licensing examinations that are used to test a social worker’s competence to practice ethically and safely” (https://www.aswb.org/).
Please check out the following links to help be more knowledgeable and better prepared for social work licensure:
Getting your first license (each state’s requirements):
About the social work licensure exams:
Getting ready for the exam:
On exam day: