Florida Social Work License Information

Florida Social Work License Requirements

View the Florida Social Work License requirements for roles including LCSW, Registered CSW Intern, and Certified Master Social Worker.Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW)(must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Completion of 24 semester hours or 32 quarter hours in theory of human behavior and practice methods as courses in clinically oriented services, including a minimum of one course in psychopathology.
  • Supervised field placement as part of the master’s program
  • Two (2) years of post-master’s supervised experience consisting of at least 1,500 hours of providing psychotherapy face-to-face (More supervision details)
  • Completion of an eight-hour laws and rules course
  • Completion of a two-hour prevention of medical errors course
  • Completion of a three-hour HIV/AIDS course and two-hour domestic violence course
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • Fingerprint/Background Check

Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW)(must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Completion of 24 semester hours or 32 quarter hours in theory of human behavior and practice methods as courses in clinically oriented services, including a minimum of one course in psychopathology.
  • Supervised field placement as part of the master’s program
  • Must obtain a clinical social work qualified supervisor
  • Fingerprint/Background Check

Certified Master Social Worker

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW)(must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Completed 3 semester hours of graduate level coursework in the following content areas: (1) agency administration and supervision; (2) program planning and evaluation; (3) staff development; (4) research; (5) community organization; (6) community services; (7) social planning and (8) human services advocacy
  • Three (3) years experience, two (2) years of which must be at the post-master’s level under the supervision of a person who meets the education and experience requirements for certification as a certified master social worker or a licensed clinical social worker
  • Must have completed masters-level ASWB Exam
  • Successful completion of 100 supervised hours (minimum of one hour per week over a minimum of twenty-four consecutive months and not exceeding thirty-six)
  • Completion of an eight-hour laws and rules course
  • Completion of a two-hour prevention of medical errors course
  • Completion of a three-hour HIV/AIDS course and two-hour domestic violence course
  • Fingerprint/Background Check

For up-to-date and more detailed information on Florida Social Work License Requirements, view the state’s official website: Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling