Human Services Guide
Nebraska

Social Work Licensure in Nebraska

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Nebraska is most famous for its incredible corn production. However, Nebraska has a history dating back to 1867. Many of its inhabitants are deceased from people who began moving west during the California gold rush. Not only is Nebraska part of the heartland and owning a rich history, but it is also a great state to start your licensed Social Work career in. 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 Nebraska:

There are two different kinds of social work licenses in Nebraska: Certified Social Worker (LSW) and Master Certified Social Worker (MCSW).

The following programs require a Bachelors Degree. If you are seeking a Bachelors Degree or a tailored Graduate Degree use the green button to exact match a program in social work or related education fields.

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Certified Social Worker (CSW)

  • If you wish to attain the title Certified Social Worker (CSW) in Nebraska, you must first get a Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited university or college.
  • There is no exam requirement for licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • To renew your license, you must have successfully completed 32 contact hours of continuing education.
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Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW)

  • If you wish to attain the title Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW) in Nebraska, you must first get a Master of Social Work or Doctorate of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited university or college.
  • To apply for your license you will first need to accumulate 3,000 supervised hours of experience after graduation under the supervision of a Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW).
  • Finally, you must pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist or Clinical Examinations. In either case, you must earn at least a 75 or higher on your exam to qualify for licensure in Nebraska.
  • Once you pass the test you will be eligible to receive your new title of Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Nebraska.
  • To renew your license, you must have successfully completed 40 contact hours of continuing education.