Washington Social Work License Information

Washington Social Work License Requirements

View the Washington Social Work License requirements for roles including LASW, LICSW, LSWA, and Advanced & Licensed Social Worker Associate.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 Washington Social Work License Requirements, view the state’s official website: Washington Social Work Licensing Board