Human Services Guide

The Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

The Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker or LBSW is the first level of licensure recognized for Social Workers in a number of states. It is from the initial license that one is able to accumulate the required experience to earn more advanced licensure and is a critical first step for Licensed Social Workers in a few states to enter this career.

* Request information about the CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work degree from USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. GRE not required. USC enrollment without relocating Contact USC here to learn more.

* Simmons College School of Social Work is an advanced program that offers a CSWE-accredited Online Master of Social Work program. There is no GRE required. Request Socialwork@Simmons information here.

* Capella University offers an online Master of Social Work in CSWE candidacy status. The MSW program helps prepare students to enter the general or clinical practice role (in most states). Capella also offers an online Doctor of Social Work and a Bachelors in Psychology. Contact Capella University Here.

Education and Testing Required for LBSW

  • You will need to meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for the LBSW title:
  • Earn a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Pass the Texas Jurisprudence Examination.
  • Pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Bachelor’s Level Examination.