Hawaii Social Work License Information

Hawaii Social Work License Requirements

Everything you need to know about Hawaii Social Work License requirements. Find out what's required for the LSW, LCSW, and, CSW.LSW

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) (must be CSWE-accredited) or a Doctor of Social Work (must be WASC-accredited or comparable)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam (requires ASWB Clinical and Advanced Generalist exam)
  • Subject to Continuing Education (CE) requirements

LCSW/CSW

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) (must be CSWE-accredited) or a Doctor of Social Work (must be WASC-accredited or comparable)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam (requires ASWB Clinical and Advanced Generalist exam)
  • Successful completion of at least 3,000 hours of post-graduate supervised* clinical social work experience in an agency setting
  • Subject to Continuing Education (CE) requirements

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

*The supervisor overseeing the 3,000+ hours of clinical work experience must be a licensed clinical social worker with at least 4,500 hours of post-master’s clinical social work experience. For additional information, visit the Hawaii Social Work Licensing Board.