Maine Social Work License

Maine Social Work License

Earn Your Maine Social Work License

Are you interested in getting your social work license in Maine? By getting your social work license in Maine, you’ll be joining approximately 1,946 other social workers in providing the residents of Maine with quality mental health services. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide for obtaining your Maine social work license. While we work hard to keep our information up-to-date, it’s best to get in touch with the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure at (207) 624-8623 to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.

8 Steps for Obtaining Your Maine Social Work License:

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  1. 1

    Qualify for the Master’s Level Exam.

    Obtain a Master of Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE approved or accredited college or university.

  2. 2

    Apply for the Master’s Level Exam.

    Complete the State Application.

    Make sure to review your completed application. Missing dates and signatures are the most common reasons applications are delayed. And don’t forget to include the check!

    Once you are cleared, register for the LMSW exam with the ASWB.

  3. 3

    Prepare for the Master’s Level Exam.

    Pick an exam date and make your test appointment at Pearson VUE.

    Use our complete study system for the ASWB LMSW Exam. We cover the essential topics and supply the thinking strategies you’ll need to figure out the right answer. We provide an organized, step-by-step approach so you won’t waste your time trying to figure out what to study. Coaches who recently passed the exam are available to answer any questions while you prepare. Our materials are developed by social workers who passed the social work licensing exam with over 90% correct. We recommend studying 4-8 weeks with our program.

  4. 4

    Pass the Master’s Level Exam and obtain your LMSW.

    Congratulations! Now you can start earning your hours for the LCSW Exam.

  5. 5

    Qualify for the Clinical Exam.

    Register with the Maine State Board of Social Work as a LMSW, Conditional Clinical BEFORE starting clinical hours.

    Complete two years of social work experience involving at least 3,200 hours with 96 hours of consultation in a clinical setting if the MSW has a clinical concentration; four years (6,400 hours) of social work experience with 192 hours of consultation in a clinical setting if the MSW does not have a clinical concentration

    Obtain AT LEAST 4 hours/month of supervision by an LCSW. Group supervision is permitted but cannot exceed 72 out of the 96 hours or 144 out of the 192 hours.

  6. 6

    Apply for the Clinical Exam.

    Complete the State Application.

    Make sure to review your completed application. Missing dates and signatures are the most common reasons applications are delayed. And don’t forget to include the check!

    You'll have to pass the ASWB LCSW exam to get your Maine Social Work License. So once you are cleared, register for the LCSW exam with the ASWB.

  7. 7

    Prepare for the Social Work Clinical License (LCSW) Exam and obtain your LCSW.

    Pick an exam date and make your test appointment at Pearson VUE.

    Use our complete study system for the ASWB LCSW Exam. We cover the essential topics and supply the thinking strategies you’ll need to figure out the right answer. We provide an organized, step-by-step approach so you won’t waste your time trying to figure out what to study. Coaches who recently passed the exam are available to answer any questions while you prepare. Our materials are developed by social workers who passed the social work licensing exam with over 90% correct. We recommend studying 4-8 weeks with our program.

  8. 8

    Pass the Clinical Level Exam and obtain your LCSW.

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment. We wish you all the best in your career as a licensed clinical social worker.

 

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