Idaho Social Work License Information

Idaho Social Work License Requirements

What do I need to become a Social Worker? Find out how to apply for an Idaho Social Work License. Everything you need to know.To apply for Social Work licensure, Social Workers must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A CSWE-accredited degree from a regionally-accredited college, university or school of social work
  • Evidence of good moral character
  • Each applicant must meet minimum education requirements:
    • Bachelor level social workers are prohibited from performing psychotherapy. Baccalaureate social work can include independent practice, but not private practice.
    • Master level social workers who do not hold clinical licensure may provide psychotherapy only under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist and in accordance with an approved supervision plan. Master’s social work can include independent practice, but not private practice.
    • Each applicant must successfully pass the appropriate level of the ASWB examination

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