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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.
  • Potential students may preview a free, one-week mini course to get an accurate impression of the student experience.
  • 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.
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  • 95% alumni satisfaction rate.
  • Currently holds more than 500 professional alliances, including 19 of the top Fortune 100 companies.
  • Potential students may preview a free, one-week mini course to get an accurate impression of the student experience.
  • 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.
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  • Online Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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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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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
  • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
  • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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  • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
  • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
  • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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• Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
• Ranked among the 2015 Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.
• Challenging students to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment since 1878.
• Offers programs in business, communication, education, humanities, fine arts, health sciences, and graduate studies.
• Provides on-campus housing options and study abroad programs for students.
• Campus features several academic centers for students, including The Writing Center and the Study Place for Achievement (SPA).

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• Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
• Ranked among the 2015 Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.
• Challenging students to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment since 1878.
• Offers programs in business, communication, education, humanities, fine arts, health sciences, and graduate studies.
• Provides on-campus housing options and study abroad programs for students.
• Campus features several academic centers for students, including The Writing Center and the Study Place for Achievement (SPA).

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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Ranked in the top 100 of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges in the South in 2015.
  • Ranked #23 for The 30 Best Online Colleges in 2014 by TheBestSchools.org.
  • Offers innovative and unique degree programs that cater to the demands of the local economy. 
  • Proud to be a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF).
  • Has a main campus in Boca Raton, Florida, with additional locations in Orlando and Sarasota.
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  • Ranked in the top 100 of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges in the South in 2015.
  • Ranked #23 for The 30 Best Online Colleges in 2014 by TheBestSchools.org.
  • Offers innovative and unique degree programs that cater to the demands of the local economy. 
  • Proud to be a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF).
  • Has a main campus in Boca Raton, Florida, with additional locations in Orlando and Sarasota.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits