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Social Work New License Application

Please click here and review the application checklist prior to beginning the application process.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective June 11, 2012, ALL applicants must apply for a criminal background check. This includes current and previously licensed applicants. The Board must have the results of the Criminal Background Check prior to review of the application. YOU are responsible for submitting the forms to the Board. Click here to print the forms or go to the "Forms" and print the Criminal Background Check Forms. (Instructions included)

License Being Applied for: Check one

Licensed Social Worker (LSW) {includes Provisional}

Requirements: Has a baccalaureate degree (BSW) in a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or receives before June 17, 1986, a baccalaureate degree in a social work program from an accredited educational institution.

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) {includes Provisional}

Requirements: Has a master's degree (MSW) from an accredited social work program in an accredited institution approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) {Provisional not available}

Requirements: Has a master's degree (MSW) from an accredited social work program in an accredited institution approved by the Council on Social Work Education; Has two (2) years (4,000) hours post-graduate LCSW supervised social work experience (clinical or non-clinical).

If you are currently licensed in Arkansas and applying for a change in level of licensure, please enter your existing license number and the last four digits of your social security number, otherwise, click next.

License Number:
Last 4 digits of Social Security Number: