While your MSW degree prepares you for advanced roles and responsibilities as a social worker, many professionals choose to earn a license as well. Depending on your state’s requirements, the licensing credential can be necessary to work at an agency, but even if it’s not, it can broaden your employment opportunities.
Learn Your State’s Specific Licensing Requirements
The names for social work licenses can vary from state-to-state, as can the requirements for different roles and responsibilities. And, while most states have processes for reciprocity and transferring licenses from one state to the next, some states will require you to go through the application process as a new applicant.
To ensure you’re on the correct academic path and properly prepared for the roles you want, it’s important you understand the rules and regulations for licensure in the state you plan to practice within. Click on your state below for specific information.
For additional questions regarding state licensing and the online MSW at Our Lady of the Lake University, please contact a program manager toll-free at 855-275-1082, or request more information today.