News from the Board



Application for Inactive License

Thank you for contacting the Board of Social Work Examiners. Please note that under the Governor's State of Emergency many of the board staff are teleworking and are not available by telephone. The pandemic has resulted in having staff work remotely during the current public health emergency.We will be as responsive as possible; however, there may be some limitations and unfortunate delays. Therefore, we suggest that you contact us through email. Our email addresses are posted on this website, and our main email is

The office on Patterson Avenue is not open to the public. The Board is accepting and processing all mailed items.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): MD Department of Health Information & Updates

7.01.2020-Amended Directive and Executive Order Relating to Various Health Care Matters

APPLICATION DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY: If you are a licensed clinical or master social worker licensed in another jurisdiction and want to maintain continuity of care to a client who lives in Maryland. Please email Gloria Jean Hammel, LCSW-C

Board of Social Work Examiners Update (March 23, 2020)

Board of Social Work Examiners Update (March 20, 2020)

Board of Social Work Examiners Update (March 18, 2020)

Medical Reserve Corps

During this unprecedented crisis, our health care workers on the front lines need reinforcements.

The state of Maryland is adding to its medical reserve corps, and is also collecting information from health care providers looking to volunteer, or for contract positions. You can get more information at

We thank all health care providers for their interest in serving during this historic emergency.​​​​


MD Responds

The Maryland Board of Social Work encourages you to become a member of MD Responds. Administered by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), Office of Preparedness and Response (OPR), MD Responds is the primary resource for emergency public health and medical volunteers for the State of Maryland.

For more information, please visit the: MD Responds

To volunteer for the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps, please register using this link Register