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Alaska Social Work Licensure

How to become a Social Worker in Alaska...

Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their social work licensure in Alaska. Most procedures and requirements remain constant over the years; however, it is wise to contact the Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners at (907) 465-2551 to make sure you are on the right track.

Follow the steps to earn your Alaska Social Work License:

Step One:

First you will need to decide which social work license is right for you. The Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners licenses three different levels of social work.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) has a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) from an approved school.

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) has a masters or doctorate in social work.

Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) has either a masters (MSW) or doctorate (DSW) from a school approved by the licensing board. They are also required to have completed post-graduate experience.

Request information from schools offering social work degree programs or learn more about accredited social work programs offered in Alaska on the Council for Social Work Education website.

Step Two:

Determine whether or not you will need to complete supervised experience:

To receive licensure as a LBSW or a LMSW, post-graduate experience is not required. However, in order to get your LCSW you will need to complete at least 2 years of supervised full-time work in clinical social work.

Or, if you cannot take on full-time work, you must reach 3000 hours of part-time work in no less than two years. Both of these options should be completed after the necessary degree has been acquired. The work experience is outlined under the Statutes and Regulations on the Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners website.

Step Three:

Once the previous requirements have been met, you can download the Alaska Social Work Licensure application from the Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners website.

The board will review your application and tell you if you are approved to take the necessary examination through the Association of Social Work Boards. The LBSW needs to take the basic exam, LMSW can take the intermediate exam and LCSW will take the clinical exam. Find more information about the ASWB examinations here.

During the time that the application has been accepted and you are waiting to take the exam, those with a BSW or MSW can request a temporary license to practice in the meantime. This license is only valid for one year and a full license will need to be obtained in that time.

Alaska Social Work Schools & Colleges
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