In Seconds
Where do you want to take classes?
When would you like to start?
What's your zip code?
GO ›
What degree are you interested in?
GO ›
You're almost there...
Processing your information

Rhode Island Social Work Licensure

How to become a Social Worker in Rhode Island

Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their social work licensure in Rhode Island. Most procedures and requirements remain constant over the years; however, it is wise to contact the Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Social Workers at (401) 222-1057 to make sure you are on the right track.

Follow the steps to earn your Rhode Island Social Work License:

Step One:

Complete education requirements for the appropriate licensure:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) licensure applicants will need at least a masters degree in social work from an accredited school.

Request information from schools offering social work degree programs.

Social Work

Step Two:

Professional experience requirements for social work licensure:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - no experience necessary
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) - candidates need to hold a current LCSW license and have 2 years of supervised experience.

More details about the hourly requirements and qualifying supervisors can be found in the rules and regulations on the Rhode Island Board of Examiners of Social Workers website.

Step Three:

Now you can download the Rhode Island social work license application and submit the application to the Rhode Island Office of Health Professionals Regulation Board of Examiners in Social Workers. In addition, you will need to include supporting documents and fees.

You can download the application off the Rhode Island Board's website.

Step Four:

The Board will review your application and once approved, you will be notified of your eligibility to sit for the appropriate level Association of Social Work Board's exam.

  • LCSW candidates will need to take and pass the Masters/Intermediate Examination.
  • LICSW applicants will need to take the Clinical Examination.

More information about both of the exams can be found on the ASWB website.

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

Rhode Island Social Work Schools & Colleges
Note: This list contains online and campus schools that accept students from Rhode Island.
Results:  6
Matching School Ads

As an accredited university with online degree programs in five schools, Capella University is committed to helping you accomplish your goals through a high-caliber educational experience.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Earn Your Diploma from Home!

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online
Selected Programs:
  • Psychology/Social Work

Technology changes everything®

You’ve found Ashford University, where school comes to you

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online
Selected Programs:
  • Master of Social Work
The schools below offer related programs that other inquirers have considered.

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online