Arkansas Social Work License Information

Arkansas Social Work License Requirements

View the Arkansas Social Work License requirements for roles including LSW, LMSW, and Licensed Certified Social Worker.Licensed Social Worker

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW)(must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • Fingerprint/Criminal Background Check

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW)(must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • Subject to Continuing Education requirements for license renewal
  • Fingerprint/Criminal Background Check

Licensed Certified Social Worker

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW)(must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • Two years (equivalent to 4,000 hours) of documented post-master’s supervision
  • Subject to Continuing Education requirements for license renewal
  • Fingerprint/Criminal Background Check

For up-to-date and more detailed information on Arkansas Social Work License Requirements, view the state’s official website: Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board