How to become a Social Worker in Vermont
Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their social work licensure in Vermont. Most procedures and requirements remain constant over the years; however, it is wise to contact the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation at (802)-828-2390 to make sure you are on the right track.
Follow the steps to earn your Vermont Social Work License:
Complete the necessary educational requirements for a Vermont social work licensure. Vermont requires at least a masters degree in social work in order to practice as a licensed clinical social worker.
Request information from schools offering social work degree programs.
The state of Vermont allows you to take the clinical level exam administered by the Association of Social Work Boards after you have received your master's degree. You can register for the exam by contacting the Board. Registration information is available here. Information about the examination contents can be found here.
Once your graduate program has been completed, you will need to earn 2 years, or 3000 hours, of supervised work experience. More information about supervisor qualifications can be found in the rules section of the following Vermont Office of Professional Regulation's webpage.
Next, you will need to submit a Vermont social work licensure application, including a computer examination form, supporting documents and necessary fees to the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation. You can download the application here.
The office will review your application after they have received all the necessary forms. They will then notify you of your licensure status.