Massachusetts Social Work License Information

Massachusetts Social Work License Requirements

Find out what's required for Massachusetts Social Work License for Licensed, Clinical, and Independent Social Worker positions.LSW: Licensed Social Worker

  • Obtain a Bachelors degree from an accredited school
  • Pass the ASWB exam
  • Complete 3,500 hours of supervised social work experience

LICSW: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 

  • Obtain a master’s degree from an accredited university
  • Complete 3,500 hours of post clinical work experience
  • Pass the ABSW exam

LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Obtain a master’s degree from an accredited school
  • Pass the ABSW exam

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