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Nebraska Social Work Licensure

How to become a Social Worker in Nebraska

Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their social work licensure in Nebraska. Most procedures and requirements remain constant over the years; however, it is wise to contact the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services at (402) 471-2117 to make sure you are on the right track.

Follow the steps to earn your Nebraska Social Work License:

Step One:

Earn a master’s or doctoral degree in social work from an institution approved by the Council on Social Work Education

Request information from schools offering social work degree programs.

Step Two:

Complete 3,000 hours of experience in the practice of social work under the supervision of a certified master social worker. Hours must be earned after having already completed your master’s or doctoral degree.

More information about supervised experience requirements and necessary qualifications of supervisors can downloaded off the following Nebraska Board's webpage by clicking on the "172 NAC 94-005.01" link.

Step Three:

You will also need to pass the Clinical Social Work Examination administered by the American Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB). More information can be found on their website here.

You will find more information regarding requirements for Social Work Licensure and to download the Nebraska social work license application on the following Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services webpage.

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

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