Tennessee Social Work Licensure Information

Tennessee Social Work Licensure Requirements

View the Tennessee Social Work Licensure requirements for roles including Licensed Social Worker, Master, and Certified Social Worker.

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Licensed Social Worker

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW)(must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • Fingerprint/Criminal Background Check

Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW)(must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • Subject to Continuing Education requirements for license renewal
  • Fingerprint/Criminal Background Check

Licensed Certified Social Worker

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW)(must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • Two years (equivalent to 4,000 hours) of documented post-master’s supervision
  • Subject to Continuing Education requirements for license renewal
  • Fingerprint/Criminal Background Check

For up-to-date and more detailed information on Tennessee Social Work Licensure Requirements, view the state’s official website: Tennessee Board of Social Work