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Social Work Licensure in Idaho

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Home to the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental US, known as the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, Idaho is known for its wildness and natural beauty. Along with its famous potatoes and history as part of the Oregon trail, Idaho is a fantastic state if you enjoy the outdoors and northwestern climate. Bordering Canada on the north, Idaho also gives one access to another country by car when desired. Idaho is a good spot to start your career as a Licensed Social Worker. It is important to check in with each state’s Social Work board to get accurate and up to date information on the states licensing process. Here is the website for the State of Idaho:


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Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

If you wish to attain the title Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Idaho You will need to take the following steps:

  • You will first need to get a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited university or college.
  • Then you will need to pay the $230 fee and apply for the Bachelor level exam with the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) which you can register for here. You will be granted three opportunities to pass the exam before you re-apply and pay the fee again so be sure you study before the exam.
  • Finally, you will need to pay the $70 fee and apply for your license with the Idaho State Board of Examiners. You can find the license application here.
  • You will need to submit your transcripts and pass a criminal background check.
  • Once you have completed all of the above you will be given your Licensed Social Worker license for the state of Idaho!

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

To be eligible to hold the title of Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Idaho, you will need to complete the following steps:

  • The first step is to get your Master of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited university or college.
  • Then you will need to pay the $230 fee and apply for the Master’s level exam with the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). You will be granted three opportunities to pass the exam before you re-apply and pay the fee again so be sure you study before the exam.
  • Next, you will need to pay the $70 fee and apply for your license with the Idaho State Board of Examiners. You can find the license application here.
  • You will need to pass a criminal background check and provide sealed copies of your transcripts.
  • Once you have completed the above you will have your Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license for the state of Idaho

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

If you want to hold the title of Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Idaho, you will need to complete the following steps:

  • The first step is to get a Master or Doctorate of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited university or college.
  • You must provide verification of at least 3,000 hours of clinical professional experience under an approved supervision plan to apply for your LCSW title. You can find the form for plan for supervised experience.
  • You must list at least 3 references one of which must be licensed in mental health profession. You may also use your faculty advisor and field supervisor. If you don’t have a supervisor in mind you can pick one from the list of approved supervisors which you can find by following the link here.
  • Once you have completed the necessary experience, you will need to pay the $70 fee and apply with the Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners with the application.
  • You will need to provide copies of your ID, sealed transcripts and submit to a criminal background check.
  • Once you have completed and sent in your application you may pay the $260 fee and sign up for the Clinical level exam from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) which you can find at the link here. You will be granted three opportunities to pass the exam before you re-apply and pay the fee again so be sure you study before the exam!
  • Once you pass the test you will be eligible to receive your new title of Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho, congratulations!
  • You can find all relevant rules and regulations for Idaho Social Work licensure here.

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