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
StateMailing AddressPhone
ALABAMABoard Of Social Work Examiners
Folsom Administrative Building 64 North Union Street, Suite 129
Montgomery , AL 36130-1620
334-242-5860
888-879-3672
ALASKABoard Of Social Work Examiners
Division Of Occupational Licensing
P.O. Box 110806 Juneau, AK 99811-0806
907-465-2551
ARIZONABoard Of Behavioral Health Examiners
1400 West Washington, Suite 350
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-1882
ARKANSASSocial Work Licensing Board
P.O. Box 250381 Little Rock, AR 72225
501-372-5071
CALIFORNIABoard Of Behavioral Sciences
400 R Street Suite 3150Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-4933
COLORADOSocial Work Examiners Board
1560 Broadway, Suite 1370Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7766
CONNECTICUTDepartment of Public Health
Clinical Social Worker Licensure
410 Capital Road MS# 12APP P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06314-0308
860-509-7567
DELAWAREBoard Of Clinical Social Work Examiners
861 Silver Lake Blvd. Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467
302-739-4522
FLORIDADepartment of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #C08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258
850-245-4474
GEORGIAComposite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers,
and Marriage and Family Therapists
237 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, GA 31217
478-207-1670
HAWAIIDCCA-PVL
Att: SW PO Box 3469
Honolulu , HI 96801
808-586-3000
IDAHOBoard Of Social Work Examiners
Bureau Of Occupational Licensing
1109 Main Street Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
208-334-3233
ILLINOISSocial Work Examining And Disciplinary Board
Dept. Of Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
217-785-0800
INDIANAIndiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and
Mental Health Counselor Board
Health Professions BureauIndiana Government Center
402 West Washington St. Rm 041
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-2064
IOWABoard Of Social Work Examiners
Bureau Of Professional Licensure
Lucas State Office Building--5th Floor
Des Moines , IA 50319-0075
515-281-4422
KANSASBehavioral Science Regulatory Board
712 S. Kansas AveTopeka, KS 66603-3817
785-296-3240
KENTUCKYKentucky Board of Social Work
P.O. Box 1360 Frankfort, KY 40602
502-564-3296
LOUISIANALouisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
18550 Highland Road, Suite B
Baton Rouge , LA 70809
1-800-521-1941 or 225-756-3470
MAINEState Board Of Social Work Licensure
#35 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0035
207-624-8609
MARYLANDState Board Of Social Work Examiners
Dept. Of Health And Mental Hygiene
4201 Patterson Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215
410-764-4788
MASSACHUSETTSBoard Of Registration Of Social Workers
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
617-727-3073
MICHIGANBoard Of Examiners Of Social Work
P.O. Box 30246Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-9245
MINNESOTABoard of Social Work
2829 University Ave. SE Suite 340Saint Paul, MN 55414-3239
612-617-2100
MISSISSIPPIMississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and
Marriage & Family Therapists
P.O. Box 4508 Jackson, MS 39296-4508
601-987-6806
MISSOURIState Committee for Social Workers
3605 Missouri Boulevard P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
573-751-0885
MONTANABoard Of Social Work Examiners and Professional
Counselors
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
406-841-2369
NEBRASKABureau Of Examining Boards
301 Centennial Mall SouthP.O. Box 95007
Lincoln, NE 68509
402-471-2117
NEVADABoard 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 StreetConcord, NH 03301
603-271-6762
NEW
JERSEY
State Board Of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 45033Newark, 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 ProfessionsDivision 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 914Bismarck, ND 58502-0914
701-222-0255
OHIOCounselor and Social Work Board
77 South High Street 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0340
614-466-0912
OKLAHOMABoard Of Licensed Social Workers
3535 NW 58th
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
405-946-7230
OREGONOregon State Board Of Licensed Clinical Social Workers
3218 Pringle Road, SE, Suite 240
Salem, OR 97302-6310
503-378-5735
PENNSYLVANIAState Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family
Therapists and Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717-783-1389
PUERTO RICOc/o NASW, Puerto Rico Chapter
PO Box 192051San 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 11329Columbia, SC 29211
803-896-4665
SOUTH DAKOTABoard Of Social Work Examiners
135 East Illinois, Suite 214
Spearfish, SD 57783
605-642-1600
TENNESSEEBoard Of Social Work
First Floor, Cordell Hull Building
425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37247-1010
888-310-4650
615-532-3202
TEXASState Board Of Social Work Examiners
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3183
512-719-3521
800-232-3162
UTAHSocial Worker Licensing Board
160 East 300 SouthP.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
801-530-6163
VERMONTOffice Of The Secretary Of State Licensing and Registration Division
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
802-828-2390
VIRGINIABoard Of Social Work
6606 West Broad Street, 4th FloorRichmond, VA 23230-1717
804-662-9914
VIRGIN ISLANDSBoard Of Social Work Licensure
No. 1 Subbase, 2nd Floor, Room 205
St Thomas, VI 00802
809-774-3130
WASHINGTONWashington 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 VIRGINIABoard Of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 5459Charleston, WV 25361
304-558-8816
WISCONSINBoard Of Social Workers, Marriage Family Therapists & Professional Counselors
Dept. Of Regulation And Licensing
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
608-266-0145
WYOMINGMental Health Professions Licensing Board
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7788
ASSOCIATION OF
SOCIAL WORK
BOARDS
400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B
Culpepper, VA 22701
Tel: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
Tel: 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 3150Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-4933
COLORADO Social Work Examiners Board
1560 Broadway, Suite 1370Denver, 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 BureauIndiana 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 AveTopeka, 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 30246Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-9245
MINNESOTA Board of Social Work
2829 University Ave. SE Suite 340Saint 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 SouthP.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 StreetConcord, NH 03301
603-271-6762
NEW
JERSEY
State Board Of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 45033Newark, 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 ProfessionsDivision 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 914Bismarck, 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 192051San 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 11329Columbia, 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 SouthP.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 FloorRichmond, 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 5459Charleston, 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