LCSW or LCSW-C may require 3 continuing education units in Supervision   if they have a Supervision ​​Approval Date between 01/01/2004 and 10/31/2019.  Check here to see your date of approval



You must submit (mail or fax to 410-358-2469) a copy of the legal documentation of the change.

Renewal Instructions

IMPORTANT. When entering Ethics obtained in the Category I or Category II, please list the units under its own heading called Ethics Category I or Ethics Category II.

Supervision Continuing Education units should be listed as Supervision Category I or Supervision Category II.

Before you begin, you will need the following:

  • 1. Internet access. (Home, office, library)
  • 2. Your Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners license number and your Social Security number.
  • 3. Your continuing education certificates for the last 2 year period (11/01/19 – 10/31/21) OR, if your license was issued in 2019, since the original license date.
  • 4. Your Visa, MasterCard or Discover if paying by credit card. If you are mailing in the payment, your checkbook or money order
  • 5. A printer, to print a copy of your application and the receipt.

Steps to Renew Online

  • Click “ONLINE RENEWAL” above and proceed to the Logon screen. Choose your category of licensure from the drop down menu.
    • LBSW-Bachelor
    • LMSW-Master
    • LCSW-Certified
    • LCSWC-Certified-Clinical

  • Enter the license number (the 5 digit social work license number located in the bottom left hand corner of the license – without the “A” for Associate or “G” for Graduate).
  • Enter the last four digits of your social security number and click the LOGON box.
  • Fill in the information as requested. Note that some areas may already be completed or may be blank. Please revise or enter the information in order to update your record.
  • Part 1: Personal Information. Note: the insurance company, policy number and expiration date of the Worker’s Compensation coverage must be completed IF you employ individuals.
  • Part II: Questions # 1 through # 5 – all must be answered with a yes or no.
  • Part III: Continuing Education Units – for each program provide the following: course title, sponsor’s name, date of program, number of CE units, select Category I or II and for the Ethics program select Ethics Category I or Ethics Category II.
  • The online program will ONLY process the renewal application IF:  The Category I continuing education units total at least 20 (15 for LBSW's) units ; with at least three Category I or category II units in the content area focusing on Ethics; and the grand total is at least 40 (30 for LBSW's) units.
  • If applicable, Board Approved Supervisors​ (link to verify Supervision) require three Category I or Category II Continuing Education units in the content a​rea focusing on Supervision.
  • Prior to selecting a method of payment, you must certify that all information in the application is correct.
  • Review your application and then click ​​ AFFIRM AND MAKE PAYMENT. Note that once submitted, the application cannot be changed.
  • CREDIT CARD: Select Visa, MasterCard or Discover Click ONCE to confirm payment. The payment is processed within 1-2 business days. American Express is not accepted.
  • PAYMENT BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER: Mail your check or money order payable to the Board of Social Work Examiners, along with a copy of the online confirmation. The license will not be issued until payment is received. The Board must receive payment which is postmarked on or before October 31st.
  • Print and retain a copy of your renewal application and the online payment receipt

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