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Delaware Social Work Licensure

How to become a Social Worker in Delaware

Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their social work licensure in Delaware. Most procedures and requirements remain constant over the years; however, it is wise to contact the Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners at (302) 744-4500 to make sure you are on the right track.

Follow the steps to earn your Delaware Social Work License:

Step One:

You will need a masters or doctorate degree in clinical social work from an approved school in order to become a licensed social worker in Delaware.

Request information from schools offering social work degree programs.

Step Two:

After receiving a masters degree, you will be able to begin acquiring two years of clinical experience. A minimum of 3200 hours is required, 1600 of which will need to be under the supervision of a qualified professional approved by the Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners.

You can more information regarding the specific requirements of supervision experience and qualified supervisors on the following Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners webpage.

Step Three:

Once the your degree and supervised hours have been completed, you can download and submit the application for Delaware social work licensure. You will need to complete all required forms and mail it into the Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners after having the application notarized.

You can download the Delaware social work licensure application from the following Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners webpage.

Step Four:

The Board will notify you when your application has been approved and you are able to sit for the Delaware social work licensure examination. Once notification has been received you can register online for the exam which is administered by the Association of Social Work Boards.

Examination content, location, dates and registration information can be found on the following Association of Social Work Boards website.

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

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