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Georgia Social Work Licensure

How to become a Social Worker in Georgia

Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their social work licensure in Georgia. Most procedures and requirements remain constant over the years; however, it is wise to contact the Georgia State Board of Professional Social Workers at (478) 207-2440 to make sure you are on the right track.

Follow the steps to earn your Georgia Social Work License:

Step One:

In order to practice as a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia, you will need to to earn your masters degree from an accredited school.

Request information from schools offering social work degree programs.

Social Work

Step Two:

Once your degree has been completed, you will need to begin acquiring 3 years of supervised social work experience.

Experience acquired after July 1st, 1996 needs to reach at least 3000 hours of work with the first 2000 hours completed under supervision and direction of a qualified supervisor. In addition, 1000 hours must be completed within the two years preceding your application for Georgia social work licensure.

More details are available regarding experience requirements for those acquiring experience prior to 1996 and after by downloading Rules and Regulations for Georgia Social Workers from the following Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Counselors webpage.

Step Three:

After completing the necessary work experience, you can download and submit your application for Georgia social work licensure including all necessary forms and fees.

You can download all forms, application and fee schedules from the following Georgia Composite Board of Professional Social Workers webpage.

Step Four:

Once your application has been approved, you will be eligible to take the Clinical Social Work licensing examination.

You can find information on the required georgia social work examination, such as examination contents, locations, dates and registration, on the following Association of Social Work Boards website.

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

Georgia Social Work Schools & Colleges
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  • 95% alumni satisfaction rate.
  • Currently holds more than 500 professional alliances, including 19 of the top Fortune 100 companies.
  • Courses are taught by expert faculty, with 86% of professors possessing a doctoral degree.
  • Offers credit for prior experience and learning, as well as scholarships, accelerated programs, and several other ways to help reduce tuition costs.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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  • 95% alumni satisfaction rate.
  • Currently holds more than 500 professional alliances, including 19 of the top Fortune 100 companies.
  • Courses are taught by expert faculty, with 86% of professors possessing a doctoral degree.
  • Offers credit for prior experience and learning, as well as scholarships, accelerated programs, and several other ways to help reduce tuition costs.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits