About SocialWorkLicensure.org

SocialWorkLicensure.org was founded and developed to assist those students and professionals seeking social work licensure. It started with me looking into social work licensure requirements in my state. I spent quite a bit of time trying to locate the information I was looking for. State government websites provide an often overwhelming amount of social work licensure information. This is fantastic, however, it can be overwhelming and time consuming for those seeking a very specific answer or a single piece of information.

The mission at SocialWorkLicensure.org is to provide an easy to navigate and more efficient way to explore social work licensure requirements in each state by pinpointing or linking directly to commonly sought social work licensure information, such as application forms and related materials.


How long have you been in operation?

SocialWorkLicensure.org was founded in 2011.

Do you only offer resources on social work degree programs?

No, we offer a variety of resources for both current and prospective social workers. On SocialWorkLicensure.org, you’ll find guides detailing licensing requirements by state, social work concentrations and career paths, recent articles from the social work community, and more.

What makes you an expert in social work?

Since 2011, we’ve been dedicated to assisting those interested in earning their social work license. While researching our state licensure guides, we go directly to the sites of each state’s licensing body to amass the information, and then break it down into a more digestible format for our readers. We also feature interviews from licensed social workers who want to share their story and give advice to social work students and graduates navigating the licensure process.

How do people use your resources?

Universities and colleges will often share our resources with their students, especially social work departments whose students are likely interested in licensure. The University of Missouri School of Social Work and Michigan State University School of Social Work both referenced our work on their sites. In addition, school districts and high schools like Marmaduke School District have mentioned SocialWorkLicensure.org on their websites for their students thinking about college. Last but not least, organizations and individuals that recognize the value of social work often spread the word about our guides with their supporters: Oregon State Hospital of Mental Health and A Woman’s Way to Recovery, to name a few. We do the research, but we need your help reaching the people most interested in our work!

Do you offer social work degree programs?

No, we do not. Instead, through creating helpful resources, we hope to make navigating the social work field and licensure requirements as easy as possible. In addition, our social work degree guides and list of the most affordable master’s programs help students identify the best course of study for them.

Do you have an advertising policy?

We are affiliated with sponsored schools that may pay us for our services. These schools are advertised across all of our pages as "Sponsored" or "Featured." When users fill out a form to request more information about one of these schools, we are compensated.

Who writes SocialWorkLicensure.org

The editorial team at SocialWorkLicensure.org is made up of professionals in the industry who are passionate about sharing information and resources for students interested in pursuing a career and gaining licensure to practice in this high-need field.

Where do you get the research for your articles?

Information and statistics used on our site come from government databases and professional social work organizations. Information regarding state licensure requirements has been collected from individual state licensing board websites. Career information, including salary figures and job growth projects, is typically sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We update our pages routinely and try to provide users with the most recent information regarding social work licensure requirements; however, we encourage readers to check with their own state's licensing body to ensure that this information is up to date and accurate.

Can I share your information on my site?

Yes, the content on our site is always free to use and share. All that we ask is that you include a link to SocialWorkLicensure.org when referencing our work.

Contact Us / Our Offices Location

We'd like to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or tips on how we can improve our site, please contact us at contact@socialworklicensure.org.

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