Licensing



Social Work Licensure in Maryland

In order to practice social work in Maryland or to refer to oneself as a social worker, an individual must be licensed by the Maryland>Board of Social Work Examiners. To practice clinical social work in Maryland, an individual must be licensed as a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical level.

There are two ways to apply for licensure 1) by examination and 2) by endorsement.

There are four license types in Maryland:

  • LBSW- Licensed Bachelor Social Worker – BSW
  • LGSW- Licensed Graduate Social Worker – MSW
  • LCSW- Licensed Certified Social Worker – MSW/LGSW
  • *plus at least 2 years of SW experience under the supervision of a LCSW or LCSW-C
  • LCSW-C– Licensed Certified Social Worker–Clinical - MSW/LGSW
  • *plus at least 2 years of clinical SW experience under the supervision of a LCSW-C


If you would like to apply online:
CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATIONS PAGE


OR

If you would like to apply by paper:
CLICK HERE FOR THE PAPER APPLICATIONS PAGE