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.

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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.