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Social Work Licensure in Mississippi

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Mississippi has a long and rich history to go along with its Southern culture. Winding its way through the Southeaster US is the namesake, the great Mississippi River. The state of Mississippi is known for the unique music and culture that grew up around the Mississippi delta. Whether you love the blues or just the Southern culture, Mississippi is a great state to start your licensed Social Work career. It is important to remember that there can always be updates or changes to a state’s rules and regulations. Remember, that the best way to stay informed with current regulations is the state’s website on licensure. Here is the website for the State of Mississippi:

There are four different kinds of social work licenses in Mississippi: Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Master Social Worker ( LMSW) and Licensed Certified Social Worker.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

  • If you wish to attain the title Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Mississippi, you must first get a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited university or college. They will also accept degrees from the Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS).
  • Next you will need to pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Bachelor’s Level Exam.
  • To renew your license, you must have successfully completed 40 contact hours of continuing education.

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

  • If you wish to attain the title Licensed Master Social Worker (LGSW) in Mississippi, you must first get a Master of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited university or college. They will also accept degrees from the Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS).
  • Next, you must pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master’s Level Exam.
  • To renew your license, you must have successfully completed 40 contact hours of continuing education.

Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)

  • To become a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in Mississippi, you must first get your Master of Social Work or Doctorate of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited university or college. They will also accept degrees from the Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS).
  • In addition to your educational experience you will need to meet the following social work experience criteria. You must log 1,000 face-to-face hours with clients in a social work setting under the supervision of an LCSW Supervisor. 100 of the 1,000 hours must be face-to-face supervision by your LCSW.
  • You must then receive a passing score on an Association of Social Workers ASWB Clinicall Exam.
  • To renew your license, you must have successfully completed 40 contact hours of continuing education.
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