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.
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.
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.
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.
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.