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Colorado Social Work Licensure

How to become a Social Worker in Colorado

Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their social work licensure in Colorado. Most procedures and requirements remain constant over the years; however, it is wise to contact the Colorado Office of Licensing - Mental Health Professions at (303) 894-7800 to make sure you are on the right track.

Follow the steps to earn your Colorado Social Work License:

Step One:

In order to become a licensed social worker in Colorado, you will need to possess a master's degree from an accredited school in social work or a related field.

Request information from schools offering social work degree programs or request information from additional psychology schools and colleges in Colorado.

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Step Two:

In addition to an approved master's degree, you will also need to practice social work for a minimum of two years under a qualified supervisor.

For more information regarding particular qualifications necessary of the supervisor and duration of supervised experience needed for Colorado Social Work Licensure, click on the "Colorado Revised Statutes" link on the following Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies webpage.

Step Three:

Once the required hours have been completed you can download the Colorado Social Work Licensure application and submit it to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. Included in this application is the Affidavit of Eligibility Form and the completed open book Jurisprudence Exam.

Links to the application which includes the affidavit form and the exam can be found on the following Colorado Deparment of Regulatory Agencies webpage.

Step Four:

After your application has been evaluated and approved, you can sit for the Colorado social work licensing examination approved by the Board.

You will find more information about the examination such as test content, dates, locations, and registration information on the following Association of Social Work Boards website.

This process can take some time, so being aware of deadlines and keeping your Colorado Social Worker license active is important.

Colorado Social Work Schools & Colleges
Note: This list contains online and campus schools that accept students from Colorado.
 
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