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.
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.

ASWB

400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B
Culpepper, VA 22701

703-829-6880
800-274-2021

Alabama

Folsom Administrative Building

64 North Union Street, Suite 129
Montgomery, AL 36130-1620

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 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 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 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 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

Physical Address

Board of Examiners of Social Work Professionals of Puerto Rico
Calle San José Esq. San Francisco
Diputación Provincial Building
2nd Floor
San Juan, PR 00902-3271 

Postal Address

Department of State
Assistant Secretary of Examination Boards
Board of Examiners of Social Work Professionals of Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 9023271
San Juan, PR 00902-3271

787-722-2122, extensión #4309

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 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 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