Iowa Social Work License Information

Iowa Social Work License Requirements

Find out what's required for the Iowa Social Work License and what you need for licensed and independent social worker positions.LSW: Licensed Social Worker

  1. Obtain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school
  2. Pass the bachelor’s ASWB exam

LMSW: Licensed Master Social Worker

  1. Obtain a master’s degree from an accredited school
  2. Pass the master’s ASWB exam

LISW: Licensed Independent Social Worker

  1. Obtain and verify a master’s degree from an accredited school
  2. Supervised experience finished over at least a 2 year time period

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