North Carolina Social Work License Information

North Carolina Social Work License Requirements

View the North Carolina Social Work License requirements for licensed social work roles. Everything you need to know.Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW)

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or a Doctor of Social Work (must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam (requires ASWB Clinical and Advanced Generalist exam)
  • Minimum of 3,200 hours of post-degree supervised experience
  • Completion of 36 Continuing Education Hours

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or a Doctor of Social Work (must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam (requires ASWB Clinical and Advanced Generalist exam)
  • Minimum of 4,000 hours of post-degree supervised experience
  • Completion of 36 Continuing Education Hours

Licensed Social Worker Associate / Advanced and Licensed Social Worker Associate / Independent Clinical

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or a Doctor of Social Work (must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam (requires ASWB Clinical and Advanced Generalist exam)

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