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Nevada

Social Work Licensure in Nevada

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Nevada is a state filled with the harsh beauty of the desert. In addition to its rugged natural beauty Nevada has the twin jewels in the desert of Reno and Las Vegas. So whether you are wanting to live in the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the desert, Nevada has something to offer you. Nevada 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 Nevada:

There are three different kinds of social work licenses in Nevada: Social Worker (SW), Independent Social Worker (ISW) and Clinical Social Worker (CSW).

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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Social Worker (SW)

  • If you wish to attain the title Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Nevada, 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. You must be 21 years of age or older. There are no experience requirements for this level of licensure.
  • To become licensed you must apply for your license and then you must pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Bachelor’s or Master’s Level Exam.
  • To renew your license, you must have successfully completed 30 contact hours of continuing education.

Independent Social Worker (ISW)

  • If you wish to attain the title Independent Social Worker (ISW) in Nevada, 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 attain your license, you will need to have logged 3,000 hours of supervised advanced generalist social work practice within a two year to three year time frame. You supervisor must be a licensed Independent (ISW) or Clinical Social Worker (CSW).
  • Finally, you must pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist Level Exam.
  • To renew your license, you must have successfully completed 36 contact hours of continuing education.

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)

  • To become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Nevada, you must first get your Master of Social Work degree or Doctorate of Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education accredited university or college..
  • To attain your license, you will need to log 3,000 hours supervised Social Work practice after you have your degree. 2,000 hours must be face-to-face with client clinical Social Work practice and it must use techniques and methods consistent with psychotherapy. 1,000 of the clinical hours must occur within a two to three year period in a clinical practice setting. The supervisor must be a licensed Clinical Social Worker (CSW). Supervision will require a minimum of 1 hour per week of time logged with face to face supervision.
  • You must then receive a passing score on an Association of Social Workers ASWB Clinical Level Exam.
  • Once you pass the test you will be eligible to receive your new title of Clinical Social Worker in the state of Nevada.
  • To renew your license, you must have successfully completed 36 contact hours of continuing education.

 

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